Michelle's Reviews > Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure

Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster
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Dec 15, 08

bookshelves: 2008, pure-comedy, janeish
Recommended for: Jane Junkies
Read in December, 2008, read count: 1

Oh. My. Pure genius!!

Webster has taken all 6 of Jane Austen's novels and a little of her personal history and put them into a Choose Your Own Adventure format. That's right, the same kind of book you read at age 10. You, gentle reader, become Elizabeth Bennett. The author awards you points (connections, intelligence, etc.) based on the choices you make and your knowledge of all things Austen. Your mission is to move from one situation to the next while trying to make an advantageous match. Interspersed throughout the book are all kinds of hilarious asides courtesy of the author commenting on your progress (usually negative and very snarky).

I had a ball going through this book and highly recommend it to anyone. Create your own Austen ending!
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message 1: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I loved those choose your own adventure books as a kid and looking back the stories were so corny for me! I would love this book and relate to it a lot more than if you choose to follow the snake charmer go to page 45 or lasso a cowboy go to page 86 :) I'm going to have to read this!


Cami This book is a LOT of fun.


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