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Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale (Austenland #2)

Trying to compare Midnight in Austenland to its original, Austenland, is like attempting to formulate one of those tests you take in high school, the kind that ask you to compare apples and oranges. Midnight in Austenland is to Northanger Abbey as Austenland is to Pride and Prejudice. That is, they are very different books indeed. Two years ago, after reading the original, I was firmly in the “make Austenland a film” camp.  “This film needs to be a movie.”  Apparently Stephenie Meyer (of Twilight fame) agreed as she’s now producing the book as a major motion picture starring Keri Russell.  Her glowing review of Austenland appears on the back cover of this book and she’s one of the two people to whom this sequel is dedicated.  When I heard that Shannon Hale was making a sequel, I rushed out as soon as possible and devoured this 277 p. book in about a day.  I think you will too! Charlotte Kinder was always “nice”, perhaps too nice for her own good. In fact, she was so nice that she missed …