May 11 2020
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Blog Tour & Review: By The Book by Amanda Sellet

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Favorite Quotes, Review, Young Adult / Leave a Comment

 

By the Book

by Amanda Sellet
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 12th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis:
Mary Porter-Malcolm has prepared for high school in the one way she knows how: an extensive review of classic literature to help navigate the friendships, romantic liaisons, and overall drama she has come to expect from such an “esteemed” institution. Her love of literature even inspires her to imagine herself the heroine of a nineteenth-century novel. Not the sort who makes poor life choices and ends up dying of consumption while still in her teens, but the noble, virtuous, quick-witted type.
When some new friends seem in danger of falling for the same tricks employed since the days of Austen and Tolstoy, Mary swoops in to create the Scoundrel Survival Guide, using archetypes of literature’s debonair bad boys to signal red flags. But despite her best efforts, she soon finds herself unable to listen to her own good advice and falling for a supposed cad—the same one she warned her friends away from. Without a convenient rain-swept moor to flee to, Mary is forced to admit that real life doesn’t follow the same rules as fiction and that if she wants a happy ending, she’s going to have to write it herself.

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About the Author

Debut author Amanda Sellet had a previous career in journalism, during which she wrote book reviews for The Washington Post, personal essays for NPR, and music and movie coverage for VH1. These days she lives in Kansas with her archaeologist husband and their daughter.

Review of By The Book

Review (4 Stars): By The Book was a sweet, fun romance that shows that love has no rules.  Mary was just trying to fit into her new school when she meet a group of girls that are trying to navigate the hierarchy of high school.  Together, they form a bond to help one another and protect their hearts using rules from Mary’s classic tales.  By The Book has it all with humor, love and classic romances and definitely should be on the top of your TBR pile.

 

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