subject: young adult

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Echoes of Love

Author: Rosie Rushton

Jane Austen’s Persuasion for modern teens – a tale of the perils of listening to others, instead of your own heart. Anna Eliot adored the gorgeous Felix Wentworth, but still called an end to their relationship. As time passes, Anna wonders if strict parents, interfering friends and misplaced loyalties had more to do with it … Read More


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Whatever Love Is

Author: Rosie Rushton

When Frankie Price goes to live with her wealthy cousins, she finds herself part of a social scene that she’d only read about in magazines. Shy and overwhelmed, she retreats into her own passion: writing – pouring out her feelings into her short stories. But when the entire family is rocked by scandal, and her … Read More


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The Secrets of Love

Author: Rosie Rushton

What would happen if you transferred the traumas of teenage love from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility to the twenty-first century? How would Ellie, Abby and Georgie fare without the restraints of nineteenth-century England? Will Ellie’s ever-sensible attitude towards life prevent her from ever snogging the gorgeous, but somewhat reticent, Blake? Is Abby’s devil-may-care outlook … Read More



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Summer of Secrets

Author: Rosie Rushton

Caitlin Morland, whose pastimes including drawing caricatures of the rich and famous and reading every column inch of all the gossip magazines she can lay her hands on, has always craved excitement and been well aware that she wasn’t going to find it with her boring family. When she wins an art scholarship to the … Read More


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Scones and Sensibility

Author: Lindsay Eland
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Seek tirelessly and you shall not find a contemporary heroine of middle-grade literature as refined and romantic as Miss Polly Madassa. Still swooning over the romantic conclusions of Pride & Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables, twelve-year-old Polly decides her purpose in life: helping along lonely hearts in search of love. Polly’s only task this … Read More

Genre: Emma Subjects: modern adaptation, young adult

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Prada and Prejudice

Author: Mandy Hubbard
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To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels. But trying them on, she trips, conks her head, and wakes up in the year 1815! There Callie meets Emily, who takes her in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. As she spends time with Emily’s family, … Read More


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Prom and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date. After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn’t interested in designer dresses and expensive … Read More


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Epic Fail

Author: Claire LaZebnik

At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point: – As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school–not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects. – As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton … Read More