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Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by [McDonald, Abby]
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Gr 8-10-Hallie and Grace couldn't be more different. Grace is practical and steady, while her older sister is given to hysterical fits and dramatic mood swings. So when their father dies unexpectedly, the siblings grieve in their own ways. When it's discovered that he left everything he owned to his second wife, Grace tries to think of ways to keep the family in their home, while Hallie sinks into despair. A rescue comes from an unlikely source-the girls' distant cousin Auggie, a movie director. He welcomes them and their mother to Beverly Hills and his home. Hallie believes that this will be the beginning of a new chapter for her and the launch of her acting career. Grace hopes things will be better, but doesn't hold out much hope. Nothing is as it seems in Hollywood. The story alternates between the sisters. There are similarities to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, as the story is promoted as a contemporary take on the classic. There are some references to alcohol and sex. Purchase where clean romances and the author's other novels are popular.-Natalie Struecker, Rock Island Public Library, ILα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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In this retelling of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, the Weston sisters, Hallie and Grace, and their mother suddenly find themselves destitute after Mr. Weston’s unexpected death. With all of Mr. Weston’s worldly goods left to his new wife, Portia, Hallie and Grace must leave behind their beloved home in San Francisco and move in with a wealthy uncle in Beverly Hills. Grace is heartsick to leave behind Theo, Portia’s younger brother to whom Grace has become strongly attached. In Beverly Hills, impetuous Hallie quickly falls for musician Dakota, while neighbor Brandon quietly falls for Hallie. McDonald stays close to the classic novel’s original plot in this breezy, lighthearted romance that even teens who have never encountered Austen’s novel will enjoy. Grades 7-11. --Eve Gaus

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  • File Size: 1043 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (April 23, 2013)
  • Publication Date: April 23, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BU6WOMK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,934,164 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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