Being Mary Bennet by J.C. Peterson (Paperback, Signed Copy)
Called “hilarious and heartfelt” (Kristy Boyce, author of Hot British Boyfriend) and “a witty, creative retelling,” (Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of Today Tonight Tomorrow) this acerbically delightful Pride and Prejudice–inspired YA rom-com is about a girl who resolves to become the main character of her own story, perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Becky Albertalli and Jane Austen herself.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that every bookworm secretly wishes to be Lizzy Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.
A less acknowledged truth is that Mary Bennet might be a better fit.
For Marnie Barnes, realizing she herself is one such “Mary Bennet” is devastating. But she’s determined to reinvent herself, so she enlists the help of her bubbly roommate and opens up to the world.
And between new friends, a very cute boy, and a rescue pup named Sir Pat, Marnie finds herself on a path to becoming a different person entirely. But she’s no Lizzy, or even Mary—instead, she’s someone even better: simply Marnie.
With a hilariously sharp voice, a sweet and fulfilling romance that features a meet-cute in an animal shelter, and a big family that revels in causing big problems, this charming comedy of errors will have readers cheering for Marnie during every step of her obstacle-ridden journey toward embracing who she truly is.