Modern retelling/based on Sense & Sensibility.
The last thing that the girls at the elite Jane Austen Academy need is guys. But over the summer the school has been sold, and like it or not, the guys are coming. And they're about to turn the Academy—and the lives of its students—totally upside down…
Meet sweet and sensible Ellie who hasn’t met a problem her mom’s yoga mantras can’t fix. But when her parents threaten to pull her from the Academy just as her flirtation with the cutest boy in school heats up, will Ellie be able to keep her cool?
My favorite quote about Ellie, the heroine of So Into You:
With a contented sigh, Ellie’s long lashes drifted shut and a smile crept across her lips.
“You’re like a cat,” Emma said. “You always find the sun.”
My favorite Lizzie vs Emma (the two best friends competing to be Ellie’s BFF) moment:
“Bergie posted the results,” Lizzie said.
Ellie kicked the blankets off her legs and pulled a sweatshirt over her head. “Did you see them?”
“No!” Emma said as she paced.
“Not yet,” Lizzie said. “We decided to wait for you.”
“You decided,” Emma said. “And then barricaded me in here.”
My second favorite quote Lizza vs Emma moment:
“The game is easy.” Emma leaned in to cast a cheeky smile at the circle sitting on the carpet between the two beds. “You tell two truths and you tell one lie. If we guess the lie, you do a dare.”
“What is a truth?” Lizzie asked. “Like . . . America declared independence in 1776?”
“No,” Emma said. “Like an interesting truth that we actually care about.”
My favorite introduction to a guy character who isn’t a romantic interest (Knight):
“You’re not in any of our classes,” Emma noted, tapping her finger against her lips. “I would have remembered seeing you.”
“Because I’m hot?” Knight asked.
My favorite all-girl moment:
Ellie walked up to the railing and rested her elbows against it. “I’ll miss the ocean.”
“Guatemala has an ocean,” Emma said.
“We won’t be near the coast.”
“Guatemala means land of trees, you know,” Lizzie offered.
Emma smirked. “Too bad it doesn’t mean land of hot guys.”
“Chocolate was invented in Guatemala,” Lizzie said. “That’s pretty hot.”
“So was the number zero,” Ellie added. “By the Mayans.”
“So were blue jeans—like thank you, Guatemala, right?” Emma said.
Their heads swung to Anne.
“What?” She shrugged. “Sorry, I didn’t get the memo to Google Guatemala before the trip.”
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