Mini Reviews (22) – A Few More Austens

  1. The Family Fortune by Laurie Horowitz
    ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
    There are a few wonderful lines (see yesterday’s post), but overall I was very disappointed in this book. Horowitz did her best at putting the plot of Jane Austen’s Persuasion in a modern context, but she forgot to keep the characters’ charm. Also, there is a so much fat shaming in this book! There is an entire chapter dedicated to describing a character who 1) isn’t in Persuasion, 2) isn’t in the rest of this book (except for a brief telephone conversation), and 3) is fat (I know this because the author said it repeatedly).
  2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Mansfield Park will never be my favorite Austen, and this dramatization is unevenly adapted, but with this amazing cast, it was a joy!
  3. Pride & Prejudice : A BabyLit Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Perfect! My favorite is #10.
  4. Cozy Classics: Pride and Prejudice by Jack and Holman Wang
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Utterly adorable!