Friday, August 12, 2016

The Season by the Dyers - OPTIONAL

Dyer, Jonah Lisa & Stephen The Season, 344 pages.  Viking (Penguin Random House) 2016. $17.99.  Language: R (92 swears, 7 "f"); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG.

Megan McKnight eats, sleeps, and dreams of nothing but making the Women's National Soccer team.  As a star striker for Southern Methodist University, she has one season to prove herself.  Unfortunately, Megan's plans get derailed when her mother announces that Megan and her twin sister Julia will be debuting as Texas Bluebonnet Debutantes.  Determined not to let her soccer dreams disappear, Megan must juggle soccer practices, decorum classes, lavish parties, romance and wade through the battle grounds of scandal in order to succeed.  

Touted as a modern re-telling of Pride and Prejudice, this story is very loosely based on the original.  As an Austen fan, this re-telling was not my favorite.  Had the author not thrown in some iconic phrasing from the original story, I wouldn't have known it was based on Pride and Prejudice.  The main characters are in their 20's and the language and mature content is representative of this age group.  I felt this one should be marketed to an older audience rather than YA.  

HS -OPTIONAL. Gina, Media Specialist

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