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That Girl Darcy

About the book: IT IS A TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED that geeky guys never get to date the pretty girls with permanent scowls.

To Elliott Bennett, life is simple. It’s all parties, skateboarding, and arguing over who would win in a fight between Hulk and Superman with his friends. It’s his senior year, and he wants nothing more than to soak up his final year of freedom before real life begins. 

That is, until Darcy Fitzwilliam and her best friend Bridget move in to the only mansion in the neighborhood. When Elliot meets Darcy at a party, he finds out that she isn’t into skateboarding (which he lives for), she hates science-fiction (which he loves), and she thinks his friends are a pack of morons (which, honestly, might be half true)—and yet, there’s something irritatingly intriguing about her. 

When Elliot’s cousin Jake starts to date her friend Bridget, it complicates Elliot’s plans to ignore the scowling Darcy for the rest of the year. Why is Darcy so . . . ugh? Elliott doesn’t know, but for some reason, is determined to find out—even if she doesn’t know the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars. 

My review: This book sounded like a lot of fun, and in truth it was fun! It's a Pride and Prejudice retelling where the main characters are guys...skateboarding guys who live in Phoenix, AZ. I thought that James Ramos did a really great job with the retelling part, I thought that it was really fun to guess just which character would correspond with Jane Austen's original characters. Some of them were obvious and some of them were a little less so. But that part was way fun for me. And that first line...it's up at the top of the about the book section, what an awesome tribute to Jane Austen's famous first line from Pride and Prejudice!

One thing though, where the main characters are teenage boys, they were sometimes a bit...crude in the way they talked about the girls. Now don't get me wrong, there was not a single swear word in this book, and there wasn't any sex either, but the boys were talking about sex and I really didn't like the way they were talking about girls either, I don't want any girl out there to get the message that they're just an object to boys and that's how some of the guys in this book were talking. I did like that Elliot, the main character, was really good at trying to steer his friends conversations away from that pretty much the whole book.

I liked the love story between Elliot and Darcy, it's really cute, and I liked that Darcy spent a good chunk of the book putting Elliot in his place. I thought that both characters were quite a bit like Jane Austen's original characters in reverse, so fun.

My bottom line, I'd probably read this book again just because it's really well done, but I would skip the scenes where the boys were just talking together.

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

You can check out Future House Publishing and That Girl Darcy here.

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