The Season

The Season

eBook - 2016
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"A fun, modern take on Pride and Prejudice."-Jojo Moyes, bestselling author of Me Before YouIn this hilarious reboot of Pride and Prejudice, Megan McKnight is a soccer star with Olympic dreams. When her Southern belle mother secretly enters her as a debutante for the 2016 deb season in their hometown of Dallas, she's furious-and has no idea what she's in for. Megan's attitude swiftly gets her on probation with the mother hen of the debs, and she's given a month to prove she can ballroom dance, display impeccable manners, and curtsey like a proper Texas lady or she'll get the boot and disgrace her family. The perk of being a debutante, of course, is going to parties, and it's at one of these lavish affairs where Megan gets swept off her feet by the debonair and down-to-earth Hank Waterhouse. If only she didn't have to contend with a backstabbing blonde and her handsome but surly billionaire boyfriend, Megan thinks, being a deb might not be so bad after all. But that's before she humiliates herself in front of a room full of ten-year-olds, becomes embroiled in a media-frenzy scandal, and gets punched in the face by another girl. The season has officially begun...but the drama is just getting started. Find out for yourself why this pitch-perfect blend of scandal, romance, and humor is being hailed as the best Austen adaptation since Clueless.From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: 2016.
ISBN: 9780698403345
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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AL_KATI Apr 04, 2017

A fun retelling of Pride and Prejudice told through the lens of wealthy Texans and their rigorous debut season. A bit frothy but had more depth than I thought. Fun to see how all the elements of P&P worked together to make this. Recommend for older teens as the main characters are in/just graduated from college.

The book felt like a poorly written Pride and Prejudice fan fiction at times along with an odd flow to the writing. Though I was excited for the ending after a slow beginning that barely drew me in; the more I read I felt like I just had to finish this book. It's a story about a soccer player, Megan McKnight whose mother has entered her as a debutante. While she’s against it she goes along with it as she can't stand for her pride to be hurt by quitting. She's not a proper Texas lady so you are on a ride with her through her failures and successes. What I enjoyed is the fairy tale atmosphere the authors were able to conjure with the lavish parties and perfect guys with flaws that enhance their character. The detail they've put in is a plus, at the same time a con as the excess detail about the appearance of a gun as an example ruins the flow created. There were many clichés in the story that I've grown tired of reading I loved how unordinary Megan was at times especially with her black eye. Definitely a humourous book with how she handles her problems. Very little foreshadowing, and if you've never read Pride and Prejudice you would have not caught how Hank was scheming against like how Wickham was in Pride and Prejudice. I would not recommend this book but perhaps a 13+ romantic maybe enjoy this story more than I did.

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carinmilburn
Aug 18, 2016

a fun quick read

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