- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Flux (May 16, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1635830028
- ISBN-13: 978-1635830026
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Seeking Mansfield Paperback – May 16, 2017
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"This debut ultimately weaves an impressive mosaic and is an excellent selection for fans of young adult literature that is heavily thematic or romantic." --School Library Journal
"A commendable adaptation of a 200-year-old tale made fresh for a 21st-century audience." --Kirkus Reviews
"[Seeking Mansfield] will especially appeal to theater kids and celebrity-culture enthusiasts." --Booklist
About the Author
Kate Watson is a young adult writer, wife, mother of two and the tenth of thirteen children. Originally from Canada, she attended college in the States and holds a BA in Philosophy from Brigham Young University. Seeking Mansfield is her first novel, with a companion novel to follow in 2018. She is also a contributor to Eric Smith's WELCOME HOME adoption anthology (Flux 2017).
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Top Customer Reviews
The writing was superb. Normally reading a first author sort of feels like getting onto a cruise ship. You can't example pinpoint why you feel off-kilter, but something is off. Not unlike the seafood buffet on a cruise ship. However, Kate, or Miss Watson if you're nasty, is a flawless writer. Her grammar and sentence structure is "on fleek" as the cool kids say and the story just flows. Much like the water under a cruise ship.
Highly recommended for anyone who likes reading. And romance. And human beings. As I like all three, I enjoyed this book. Immensely. Bravo, Ms Watson.
If you like Jane Austen and classics, or if you like YA contemporary, this is for you.
Wow, what a great book! Watson writes the characters so well. I felt that I really knew not only the main characters, but the secondary characters as well. Finley's growth is masterfully written. Oh, and there are hilarious one liners and bits throughout the book. I really loved that!
I also must admit that I liked the Oliver character much more in this modern retelling than in the original Mansfield Park. Reading things from his perspective was delicious!
I didn't love the affair, but the author was following the storyline of MP...it made me sad. In love triangles, there really is only one victor and one looser and that always pulls at my heart strings. As readers, we want the victor to be the best and the looser to be the worst or as a reader, we don't find closure with the character's choices. I think it is the author's way of softening the blow of the choices she/he has the character make. In this story, I had a hard time rooting for one suitor over the other, especially hearing how much Oliver cared for Finley and how Finley grew around Harlan. Alas. But I loved reading the questions in the back of book asking why it was important to add Oliver's perspective and Kate nails it with each of the characters growing up before growing together. "First love isn't always forever. Not every breakup is for the worst, even when it hurts." That alone softens the blow of the Finley's choices.
I would HIGHLY recommend this book! It was wonderful and added an extra bounce in my step after I read it. Way to go Kate Watson!!