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by Cecilia Gray
ebook, 125 pages
Published: July 15th 2012
Publisher: The Alpha Division, LLC
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Modern retelling/based on Sense & Sensibility.
The last thing that the girls at the elite Jane Austen Academy need is guys. But over the summer the school has been sold, and like it or not, the guys are coming. And they're about to turn the Academy—and the lives of its students—totally upside down…
Meet sweet and sensible Ellie who hasn’t met a problem her mom’s yoga mantras can’t fix. But when her parents threaten to pull her from the Academy just as her flirtation with the cutest boy in school heats up, will Ellie be able to keep her cool?
Ellie put away the last clean dish. Despite being happy that Emma and Lizzie were on to brighter futures, she wasn’t so optimistic about her own.
She wanted to crawl into bed and stay there forever, but she had to take out the trash. Two of her nails were split down the middle and throbbing. She had something in her hair—she was fairly sure it was ketchup.
The only thing that made the ache in her back feel better was knowing classes were cancelled today as everyone’s mothers and fathers met with teachers in one-on-one sessions. She nearly groaned at the promise of a leisurely shower, where she could let the hot water flow over her head and down her back while she pretended it was the outdoor shower at the Santa Cruz beach. That she was just steps away from the ocean.
Just because that wasn’t the path the universe had set for her, didn’t mean she couldn’t dream. For one second.
Her heart wanted nothing more than to be home—until she realized Santa Cruz wasn’t home anymore. There was no reason to go back and she’d never really had a chance to say good-bye.
She felt lightheaded and leaned against the kitchen counter.
She’d always thought of Jasta as her real home, where she lived most of the year, but it was so different this year, not all in ways that were good.
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