Jane Austen goes to Hollywood

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Abby McDonald gives L.A. the Jane Austen treatment in this contemporary take on Sense and Sensibility . Hallie and Grace Weston have never exactly seen life eye to eye. So when their father dies and leaves everything to his new wife, forcing the girls to pack up and leave San Francisco for a relative's house in shiny Beverly Hills, the two sisters take to their changing lot in typically different styles. Shy, responsible Grace manages to make friends with an upbeat, enterprising girl named Palmer but still yearns for her old life -- and the maybe-almost-crush she left behind. Meanwhile, drama queen Hallie is throwing herself headlong into life -- and love -- in L.A., spending every second with gorgeous musician Dakota and warding off the attention of brooding vet Brandon. But is Hallie blinded by the stars in her eyes? And is Grace doomed to forever hug the sidelines?
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Level 4.9, 10 Points
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HL: High-Low 670L
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display_description "Hallie and Grace Weston couldn't be more different. Older sister Hallie thinks all the world's a stage--her stage, to be exact--while even-tempered Grace tries to keep her dramatic sister in check. When their father dies, leaving everything to his snooty new wife, the sisters face a new challenge: uprooted from their home and friends, they're forced to move into a relative's guesthouse--in shiny, status-obsessed Beverly Hills. Plunged into a strange and glamorous new world, the penniless Weston sisters try to rebuild their lives. Aspiring actress Hallie throws herself headlong into the Hollywood scene--and an intense affair with musician Dakota. Meanwhile, shy Grace manages to find an ally in quirky local girl Palmer but still yearns for the maybe-almost crush she left behind. But is Hallie blinded by her cinematic visions of true love? And can Grace find the strength to step off the sidelines?"--From publisher's description.
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subject_facet Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction
Fathers -- Death -- Fiction
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Love stories, English
Sisters -- Fiction
Young adult fiction
title_display Jane Austen goes to Hollywood
title_full Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood
Jane Austen goes to Hollywood / Abby McDonald
title_short Jane Austen goes to Hollywood
topic_facet Dating (Social customs)
Humor (Fiction)
Interpersonal relations
Love stories, English
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young adult fiction