After Julie Lefkowitz becomes obsessed with the book Pride and Prejudice, her friend, and enthusiast, Ashleigh, does too. Asleigh becomes determined to meet her love so she drags Julie to a boys school dance party with her. Before almost being kicked out for not having an invitation two boys claim that the girls were with them. Julie and Ashleigh enjoy the whole night dancing with the boys, Grandison Parr and Ned.
Julie finds herself crushing on Parr, but feels bad about it since Ashleigh seems to like him too.
Ashleigh then signs the girls up to be in a play at the school so that they can go every week and see Parr and Ned.
Seth from Julie's school likes her, but she doesn't want to be rude by shooing him away.
All the while Julie's parents are divorced and her mother can't seem to make enough money to turn up the heat, while Julie's step mother is just simply not someone she likes.
Could Julie still manage to get what she wants without hurting anyone's feelings?
Polly Shulman did an amazing job on this book and made it really enjoyable to read. It is much recommended. Check it out!