Author: Jonah Lisa Dyer & Stephen Dyer
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Published Date: July 12th 2016
Genre: YA, Contemporary, NA?
My Rating: ★.5
“A fun, modern take on Pride and Prejudice.”—Jojo Moyes, bestselling author of Me Before You
In 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.
MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
"Do your best and be satisfied. Being a grown woman means embracing who you really are, your true self-flaws, mistakes, all of it."
Megan is a soccer star who has national team hope and has zero interest in doing almost anything 'girly'
While her twin sister Julia is everything she isn't.
The two of them together make a really good team though and made this book pretty good at first. They were helpful and always by each other sides until Megan go into a relationship and then everything went downhill pretty fast sadly.
This book sounded like it would be so great to me when I first hear about it. It has a college soccer player who is forced/surprised by her mom that she will be a deb no matter what. So she decided to try it for her parents mainly her dad begging her to go along with it, but that's not the point. The point is this could have been a really good book. If it hadn't been for the fact that it seemed most of the time the author couldn't decided if this was going to be a young adult book or a new adult book. Now I know that's confusing but its true. The main character went from being naive to not naive in the same paragraph and that's how it went for most of the book. She went from not knowing how to act with a guy to sleeping with him the next weekend.
Then we have her with the other Debs. There was some cattiness, but not near the amount I was expecting. For the most part she didn't really have anything to do with them besides going to the parties they each held and trying to see how they could all out do each other.
As for her love interest I didn't like nor trust him, and thought she should have ran for the hills when he started to show real interest in her. But no instead we had to hear multiple times about his naked backside and how she couldn't believe he fell for her. If anything it was the opposite especially in the end.
"We can't control what other people say, but we can absolutely control what we do."