Review: Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt

Bookish BoyfriendsTitle: Bookish Boyfriends

Author: Tiffany Schmidt

Pages: 272 Pages

Publisher: Abrams Kids

The Blurb

Boys are so much better in books. At least according to Merrilee Campbell, 15, who thinks real-life chivalry is dead and there’d be nothing more romantic than having a guy woo her like the heroes in classic stories. Then she, her best friend, Eliza, and her younger sister, Rory, transfer to Reginald R. Hero Prep–where all the boys look like they’ve stepped off the pages of a romance novel. Merri can hardly walk across the quad without running into someone who reminds her of Romeo.

When the brooding and complicated Monroe Stratford scales Merri’s trellis in an effort to make her his, she thinks she might be Juliet incarnate. But as she works her way through her literature curriculum under the guidance of an enigmatic teacher, Merri’s tale begins to unfold in ways she couldn’t have imagined. Merri soon realizes that only she is in charge of her story. And it is a truth universally acknowledged that first impressions can be deceiving…

The Review

Ahhhh Bookish Boyfriends. Where were you when I was fifteen?

Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt is a retelling of the classic Austen story Pride and Prejudice with a gentle nod to other great works of literature. Besides being a love story it is a story about great love throughout the history of novels.

Tiiffany Schmidt has captured the perfect tone for this entertaining YA novel. Her main character, Merrilee is a heroine for the feisty teen who happens to also get swept away quite easily. It is such an adventure being on her journey into the deep realms of private school as she tries (and at times, fails) to navigate the socially accepted behaviour with her clumsy and entertaining faux pas’ to keep the reader and indeed Merrilee on her toes.

Bookish Boyfriends is probably one of the better retellings of Pride and Prejudice that I have ever read. It is such a warm book that makes you less embarrassed about falling in love with fictional characters.

Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt is available now.

For more information regarding Tiffany Schmidt (@TiffanySchmidt) please visit

For more information regarding Abrams Kids (@abramskids) please visit www.abramsbooks,com/abramskids/.

4 Stars

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.