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By the Book Free download ç 105 É As a devotee of classic novels Mary Porter Malcolm knows all about Mistakes That Have Been Made especially by impressionable young women So when a girl at her new high school nearly succumbs to the wiles of a notorious cad Mary starts compiling the Scoundrel Survival Guide a rundown of literary types to be avoided aAs a devotee of classic novels Mary Porter Malcolm knows all about Mistakes That Have Been Made especially by impressionable young women So when a girl at her new high school nearly succumbs to the wiles of. I'll just be here trying to manage my expectations between the beautiful cover and the punny tittle

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Ad boy on her list is terribly debonair As her best intentions go up in flames Mary discovers life doesn’t follow the same rules as fiction If she wants a happy ending IRL she’ll have to write it herself. This book was delightful and I can’t even imagine how much I would’ve enjoyed it if I were a fan of the classics It was so much friendship centric than I had anticipated think Emma Mills when I saw in the acknowledgments that they have the same agent I was like OF COURSE and I loved that the MC was from a big family because you don’t see that so often and it’s such a fun dynamic It’s so charming the MC is so so genuinely and lovably bookish and I love how many references there are to classics throughout They’re enumerated and explained at the end too which I loved If you love Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters or friendship centric romance novels or especially both I think you will adore this

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By the BookA notorious cad Mary starts compiling the Scoundrel Survival Guide a rundown of literary types to be avoided at all costsUnfortunately Mary is better at dishing out advice than taking it and the number one b. ARC received in exchange for an honest review from NetgalleyA personal anecdote for you that I swear relates to this book I work with a lot of ivy league graduates of the scholarly nature and our main character Mary’s parents are so painfully triggeringly pin point perfectly depictive of those types of peopleI truly wondered if I would make it through this book with all the eye twitching I had going on any time her parents spokeMary’s parents have the uncanny ability to overcomplicate when communicating and they are in need of constant validation and awe with their usage of SAT words in normal conversationHonestly that goes for everyone in Mary’s family Including our narrator I tolerated it because her voice makes total sense given her upbringing and obsession with classic novelsThe narrator honest to goodness threw in the word “erstwhile” As soon as I read that my eye started twitching because I have a vivid experience at work in which my boss’s boss tried to come at us with an email communication to the community using that word and we in the marketingcommunications department immediately vetoed itAs I hit the 50% mark I began to find Mary charming funny and observant which made for a great reading experience and I fell and in love with her big uirky family Yes even her parents whose arms must hurt from all the self back pattingI grew up in a big family 3 siblings lots of cousins and seeing it depicted in books and movies always warms my heart – especially when done well It’s why I tear up watching Little Women and why I adored To All the Boys I Loved Before This was no differentI say the following with both praise and warningThe writing style is very nobody talks like that but we love to see it Dawson’s Creek meets SAT prep with a lot of Gil Girls but with classic literature references instead of pop culture references There is even a glossary of literature references made at the end of the bookYou know how there is a Rory Gil reading challenge I totally could see a Mary Porter Malcom reading challenge stemming from this bookAll that being said I think this book is very self aware I believe and hope that it is meant to be tongue in cheek in which case it is done incredibly wellAnd now I shall gush because it’s what I do bestI loved seeing how Mary’s world clashed with contemporary high school – how she interpreted everyday high school drama and how everyday high schoolers interpreted herThe friend group in this was so so refreshing All three girls have such vivid personalities with little focus on looks which I so appreciated I seriously WISH I had friends like those in high school I’m many MANY years out of high school and I even wanted to hang out with themAnd who would I be if I didn’t talk about the romance in this bookYA romances can be pretty predictable but I’m going to be honest this one wasn’t nearly as predictable as most YA novels I read There were SO many sweet swoony moments The type of tiny moments that are significant simply because of the build upThe inclusion of Mary’s diary entries were not extra fluff They directed the story in significant but subtle ways They weren’t boringly long they were short and sweet but packed a punchWhen I closed this book figuratively speaking because I read the eARC for this I felt exactly how I hope to feel every time I open one a little giddy a little nostalgic and a lot satisfied