1. Lock and Key
A gorgeous story about a young girl from a broken family who is forced to take the parent role to her mother. Through a series of events, she is sent to live with her stable sister in a suburban neighborhood. Her life is turned upside down until she learns that love can be found anywhere - love between family, friends, and significant others. I love Dessen's writing style because she always chooses topics that are "difficult" and allow me to understand different perspectives.
2. Pride and Prejudice
I have been wanting to read a Jane Austin novel for years, as I thoroughly enjoy her plots. As my first audiobook, I chose Pride and Prejudice. It is now my favorite Austen story and I loved every minute of it! Nothing is more entertaining than a group of girls fight for love and affection from men, their parents, and each other.
Following my first Jane Austen novel, I picked up this treasure. A fun story of a girl transported to a secret Austen retreat where she must act and dress like a Jane Austen character. Love, friendship, and witty humor fill this novel! However, DO NOT WATCH THE MOVIE AFTER!