Welcome to the blog tour for Liam Darcy, I Loathe You by Heidi Jo Doxey!
About the author:
Heidi Jo Doxey has written five books in the Tiny Talks series. She graduated from BYU with a BA in English and a minor in editing. When she’s not writing or reading, she loves riding her bike, going for walks, spending time with family and friends, and being outside. She currently lives in Utah, where she works in publishing, but she still calls the San Francisco Bay Area home. Heidi blogs at girlwithalltheanswers.blogspot.com.
Life can be tough, especially at Pemberly Prep. Things start to change though as one English class starts a special writing assignment. By writing journal entries and letters, the girls began to mark all the major (and sometimes minor) things that happen in their lives. There are dances and dresses and boys to deal with among other things. For some girls there will be drama and for some there will be heartache, and all of it will get recorded in the written pages of these girls.
I loved the idea of a modern retelling of Jane Austen, and this book did not disappoint. I love throwing all the different characters and plots together. It made for some interesting takes on the stories that you wouldn't see otherwise. Also, I love love love the diversity! It was beautiful to see so many people represented in great ways. It made the whole school feel more real to me. I also like the way it was written as if by the girls. The author did a great job of giving each one a distinctive voice when telling their part of the story.
Most of the characters I knew right away, but I haven't read all the Austen novels so I was a bit off on a few. Just an excuse to go watch some movies and mini-series! This book was so fun to read. You wouldn't have to be familiar with Jane Austen to enjoy it, and it might possibly make you want to read the original tales to see the connections. It was a lot of fun to see so many familiar scenarios play themselves out in new and different ways. I thought this was a great book, and it would make for an awesome summer read.
Book provided for review.