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3.64  ·  Rating details ·  2,619 ratings  ·  539 reviews
She can score a goal, do sixty box jumps in a row, bench press a hundred and fifty pounds…but can she learn to curtsey?

Megan McKnight is a soccer star with Olympic dreams, but she’s not a girly girl. So when her Southern belle mother secretly enters her in the 2016 Dallas debutante season, she’s furious—and has no idea what she’s in for. When Megan’s attitude gets her on p
Hardcover, 326 pages
Published July 12th 2016 by Viking Children's
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Wendy Darling
2.5 stars Frankly, I'm confused by who the intended audience is for this book. It seems to be marketed as YA and is released under Viking Children's, but the protagonist is college age and the situations (which involve a family ranch, restoring historical places, etc.(view spoiler)) are decidedly grown up. But the narrative voice and main character felt very young. It's fine if she's naive or inexperienced, ...more
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
2 stars.

The thing about marketing something as "the new (insert popular book)" or "a modern day "(classic book)" is that people tend to expect it as such; or at least, people would compare it to the book mentioned. So, I couldn't help but compare The Season to Pride and Prejudice.

The Season is She's the Man and Pride and Prejudice in the elite Texan society. Instead of a country home, our Bennets (or in this story, the McKnights) live in a ranch and Mr. McKnight is a cattle rancher. Instead of
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I went back and forth with this one, I couldn't decide if I wanted to read it or not. Annnnd then I saw it was a P+P retelling and I was sold.

Love love loved Megan. She's snarky and stubborn and hilarious. I truly enjoyed being in her head. Her devotion to her twin sister rivals Lizzy's to Jane and I was constantly amused by what was happening.

There are several nods to the original, but they've updated. The important parts have been turned into unique pieces that fit this specific puzzle. It w
I heard that this book was a Pride and Prejudice retelling, and if you know anything about me so far, anything that has to do with Jane Austen is automatically on my TBR. I'm glad that this book was like P&P, but not so much so that it didn't have its own story.

In The Season, the main character, Megan, is more tomboy than debutante. She loves playing soccer (football, to you and me), and has absolutely no intention in taking part in any kind of competition, etc., in which she has to wear a dress
Karen Fortunati
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This arc was an absolute delight! I loved the main character Megan - a star collegiate soccer player forced into the Dallas Debutante season. She is a spunky, smart ass who just barely avoids getting kicked out of this high society rite of passage. The Dyers' writing is smooth, smart and effortless - with phenomenal humor! (Megan's condom shopping scene is hysterical.) This Pride and Prejudice remix is completely entertaining, satisfying and joyful. Highly recommended!! ...more
Amy Allgeyer
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This "Pride and Prejudice" meets Texas debutantes story has it all: a reckless heroine out to prove something, a hot brooding leading man, beautiful dresses, friendship, love, loss, and loyalty all rolled into a Texas-sized comedy that will leave you laughing, even days after you've finished.

Megan McKnight knows her way around a soccer field, but when her mother signs her up for the most prestigious debutante club in Texas, her world of shin-guards and sweat collides with the country-club scene
Janet McNally
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is such a fun and funny book. It's a fresh way to retell PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Texas high society and soccer!), with great writing and humor. I loved Megan and her unlikely, unwilling entry into the debutante world. She has such a sparkling narrative voice and a wonderful way of telling her story. THE SEASON is a wonderful examination of friendship, too, and the cast of characters is well developed and fun to get to know. A great summer read with lots of girl power. ...more
Adriana Mather
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book! The Dyers have done a brilliant job describing wealthy Texas culture in this book about 20-year-old Megan, a competitive soccer player and college student whose mother signed her up to become an elite debutant along with her fraternal twin sister, Julia. Julia is the quintessential debutant, all sweetness and femininity. Megan, on the other hand, shows up for her first debutant event sweaty and sporting a ripped gown that she repaired with staples.

Of course, there are also raki
Zoe Stewart (Zoe's All Booked)

This was cute, but I think I would've liked it more if I hadn't just finished Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills five minutes before starting this one. (I frick-fracking loved that one, so I had high expectations for this one without really knowing it.)

I think one of my main reasons for not giving this a higher rating is that I didn't identify with the country lifestyle. I'm usually don't care about identifying with a character. In fact, I often like not identifying with a character because it's
Margot Harrison
The best retellings are the ones that stand on their own. This one does. I often forgot it was a Pride and Prejudice retelling for many pages, simply because I was having so much fun with the fish-out-of-water plot and the bizarre details of the Texas debutante scene.

Debutante rituals, btw, are something I NEVER thought I'd be interested in, or feel the slightest affinity with. Lucky thing, our narrator and protagonist, Megan, shares my feelings. Megan's voice is lively, irreverent, and instantl
Rachel  (APCB Reviews)
"The Season" is a book that took me completely by surprise, in a good way. For those of you who don't know, this book is about a sporty, Texan twenty-year-old Megan McKnight who is forced by her mother to join the exclusive debutante season she wrangled to get for Megan. Megan is an athlete and lacks the graces and disposition to be a debutante. But she's not one to back down from a challenge.

I love Megan's spirit and her can-do attitude. It was hilarious watching silly, unfortunate things happe
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, terrible
i hated everything about this wattpad book. except for the drama with the one guy (who I hate).
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I knew from the moment I first heard about this book that I was going to have to read it. I'm such a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice and I almost always end up loving retellings of it. That was definitely the case with The Season.


Characters: First off, I love stories about twins. I especially love stories about twins who are close but have very different personalities. That was the case with Megan and Julia. Megan was a college soccer star and her life was very much focused on her soccer ca
When I saw this book up for grabs on Penguin First Reads, I had to have it. Pretty girl in a dress? Debutantes? Yes and YES!

And then I received the book and started reading. Wait a minute…. She’s in college? Wait… How could her parents FORCE her to do this whole debutante thing if she’s a legal adult no longer living under their roof? I was confused.

Early on there is a legitimate reason for Megan going along with her mothers desire for her to make her debut among Texas society, but it still felt
Justin Turczak
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Def can see how relates to pride and prejudice with at start for first guy he is dorky. Then meet Andrew (mr Darcy) the mysterious guy who is moodie & other guy didn't write name down is . But besides this book some plot idea's I like it showed how a young women can be both a tom boyish with not greatest lady like to something greater. Also this book is called YA but can be counted at NA since there over 18 but all fields to how ya normally go and such. So over all enjoyable r ...more
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars - I adored it!! So funny! The MC had so much sass. ♥

I wish we saw a little bit more of the main romance. (view spoiler)
This was a great adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. It was a similar enough story that I knew what was going to happen, but unique so I was still kept guessing and very involved in the plot.

I'd love to see a novel about Julia!
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fun and fresh re-telling of Pride and Prejudice. A must read for P&P fans.
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, retelling, ya
The first impression I had of The Season was that for some reason, it's wrong to like feminine things. Megan is different . She likes sports! She hates pink! She doesn't wear cute clothes! If you like those things, then you are an airhead!!

Megan is a soccer player at Southern Methodist University. Her mom wants her to be a debutante, and when she is chosen, she agrees to it, although it may interfere with her schedule. If you can't tell from my review already, Megan complains the entire time
Nasty Lady MJ
Jul 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
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This book is privileged wrapped up in 300 pages. Yes, I know tons of YA books feature the upper 1%. Okay, a good 90% of YA novels do, but at least most of them don’t try to act like they have financial difficulty and then the next page by a pair of shoes that equate to about five month’s of rent that I pay for my cruddy apartment.

Maybe it wouldn’t have stung so much if I wasn’t so familiar with the places that the MC shopped with and the school she atte
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
I've read a lot of Pride and Prejudice sequels, prequels, remakes, and such but this one is the first that got me all whoosh. (I get my way with words from Austen)

I really enjoyed this and felt completely out of my element (sports AND high society) - which made it even easier to relate to a main character that is in so many ways my opposite.

I liked reading the reviews of this book too. It tickles me that some think mentions of sex are not appropriate for teenagers to read. Like we did not all re
Feb 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
This isn't really a teen book. It's adult or new adult -17 and up (roughly). It took at least 80 pages to get going. Also, as far as a P & P redo, no way. ...more
Kylie ~Beauty and the Books~
I love Pride and Prejudice adaptions and I don’t think I’ve ever read a bad one. This book was no different. It still had all the classic things that make up a Pride and Prejudice retelling while being original at the same time. This might be one of my favorite retellings.
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer(and Stephen Dyer?) as an ARC and finished reading it in 8 hours! I really enjoyed it and im rating it 4.5 out of 5 stars!:D

At first, i thought this was YA but then realised that the main character is 20 years old, so i guess it's technically New Adult. It kinda does have the YA vibe to it though, especially because of the cover(which made me think the book would be something similar to The Selection series). Oh, apparently this book is a modern retelling
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Brandy Painter
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.

I recently took a break from my MG Speculative Fiction reading for the Cybils and chose to read The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer. This is a book that combines Texas debutantes, soccer, and a splash of Pride and Prejudice. I will admit the book is far from perfect, but I enjoyed every single minute I spent reading it.

Megan McKnight is a star soccer player who dreams of playing on the National team. Soccer consumes all of her
Nov 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
The Season is precisely what you expect it to be; nothing more and nothing less. A girl with some soccer skill and some serious attitude is forced to be a debutante. It's Miss Congeniality but with more sass and less heart-warming moments. With that being said, I had a grand old time listening to it. Since I had no expectations I was pleasantly surprised to find I didn't hate our protagonist, even if she was a stubborn mule who thinks she's always right. It provided a nice change of pace from al ...more
Jay Coles
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
LOVED, LOVED this book! Mainly because the writing was crisp and it felt a lot like Pride and Prejudice. This was a great debut and am happy to recommend it to all my friends. The only concern I had with this book, that wasn't really a concern, but more of a minor issue as I read was how it was marketed as an upper YA. I feel as if it was approaching more of the NA world. All in all, fantastic book! ...more
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Romance and humor with surprising heart. As a Texan living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I enjoyed reading a book set in my hometown. Although, I have no personal experience with Dallas society, I recognized many landmarks like the Nasher Sculpture Garden.
Caryn Magee
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lighthearted, fun summer read! I would definitely recommend for older teens and young at heart adults. Perfect read for the beach!
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Jonah Lisa Dyer is a screenwriter, author and native Texan. She writes with her husband in a tiny mountain town in Idaho. Produced films include HYSTERIA (Maggie Gyllenhaal & Hugh Dancy, Sony Pictures Classics, 2012) and AWAY & BACK (Jason Lee & Minka Kelly, Hallmark Hall of Fame, 2015). Their debut YA novel will be released by Viking on July 12, 2016. Jonah Lisa is a crafty homebody who loves to ...more

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