|Austenland by Shannon Hale
-Published May 29th 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Food to Eat While Reading: Modern Day Root Beer Cookies
|Modern Day Root Beer Cookies
from the 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook
I had a hard time picturing the other characters in my mind. Perhaps it was the oddity of placing the characgters in a modern time period and then having them act the part of the 19th century England.
The story was fun and Jane's voice is spunky and modern as she longs for simpler times.
I love the quote, "Figure out what is good for you. No use leaning on someone else's story all of your life" (p. 8).
It is interesting to note that "erstwhile" (which is also Jane's last name) means formally or previously. This illustrates the fact that Jane finds herself on her trip to Austenland and is able to put her past away throughout the story.