Persuasion by Jane Austen {Stephanie’s Review}


As happens sometimes in January I decided that I wanted to try to read more classics this year. I decided to give Persuasion by Jane Austen a shot. I LOVE Pride & Prejudice but I’ve never expanded on Austen’s works. Thankfully Berls from Because Reading wanted to buddy read it with me.

I forgot just how long it takes to get into Austen’s world. I can’t remember what part I was at but it had taken a few pages for Austen to say that a dead brother was an ass. The first part of Persuasion felt like slogging through mud to try to get to a good plot line.

In the end I did enjoy the book. I liked Anne and I liked Frederick. I was sure they were to end up together and Austen certainly kept me on my toes. One thing that I didn’t quite like is that the cast or characters seemed quite large. I don’t feel like I really got to know any of them.

Persuasion was enjoyable but it didn’t knock Pride & Prejudice from its position. I’m glad I read it and I’m glad I had a buddy to discuss it along the way!

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