A Guy, a Girl, and a Teen Book Blog

A Guy, a Girl, and a Teen Book Blog

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland

Title: Scones and Sensibility
Author: Lindsay Eland
Pages: 256
Publisher: Egmont USA
ISBN: 9781606840252
Publication Date: December 22, 2009
AR Levels: Interest Level: 4th-8th, Book Level: 5.5, Points: 9.0

In a nutshell: New Jersey girl Polly Madassa is a young lady with a classic soul. Her life is a chain of daydreams about Pride and Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables, and she's determined to spread her romantic notions wherever she goes, even adopting an Austen-like way of speaking with big, lofty words. Polly has a summer job delivering sweets from her parents' bakery, but she decides to make a few extra stops in an effort to kindle some new romances for her friends and neighbors with the help of some delicious scones. Unfortunately for Polly, matchmaking turns out to be harder than it looks. Maybe she should've read Emma.

I'd recommend it for grades: 3 to 6

I'd recommend it to: girls who love Jane Austen or sweet, tame romances

What I liked most about this book: Polly speaks in Austen-speak with fancy words and with a lofty air, and it's hilarious. She's like a little mini Emma Woodhouse.

Single favorite moment (without getting spoiler-y): Polly attempts to make raspberry cordial like Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables, and she nearly burns down the bakery. So funny!

Star rating (where 5 stars is awesome and 0 stars is atrocious): 3 stars

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