When Loose Ends Meet

Bookish Boyfriends: A Date with Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt

Bookish Boyfriends: A Date with Darcy by Tiffany SchmidtGr. 7-10 ***Starred Review*** Sophomore Merrilee Campbell loves to read and believes the boys in books are so much better than in real life. Yet, as a transfer student to an exclusive prep school, she hopes to find a blissful romance with one of the picture-perfect guys there. Monroe Stratford, cast in the school play as Romeo, taps Merri as his girlfriend, leading her to think she could be his modern-day Juliet—that is, until his possessiveness repulses her as much as the headmaster’s gorgeous son, Fielding Williams, seems to be repulsed by her. As her lit class dissects Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the reality of her situation as well as the story she thought she knew, sinks in. Then, when assigned to read and journal about Pride and Prejudice, other truths begin to surface; and like Lizzy Bennet, Merri learns that first impressions aren’t always what they seem. [Read More]

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