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September 9, 2011

Book Review: Falling in Love with English Boys by Melissa Jensen

Title: Falling in Love with English Boys
Author: Melissa Jensen
Release Date: October 28th 2010
Publisher: Speak
Age: Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Catherine Vernon has been stranded in London for the summer—no friends, no ex-boyfriend Adam the Scum (good riddance!), and absolutely nothing to do but blog about her misery to her friends back home. Desperate for something—anything—to do in London while her (s)mother’s off researching boring historical things, Cat starts reading the 1815 diary of Katherine Percival her mom gives her—and finds the similarities between their lives to be oddly close. But where Katherine has the whirls of the society, the parties and the gossip over who is engaged to who, Cat’s only got some really excellent English chocolate. Then she meets William Percival—the uber-hot descendant of Katherine—and things start looking up . . .
Catherine is a sixteen years old girl whose mother is an expert of antique things. It's because of that reason that her mother decides to go to London for the summer, and to drag Catherine with her.

Catherine was such a fun girl. At first she's angry with her mother and very very bored without her friends, but decides to blog about her boring summer in London. I loved her personality and her thoughts, she had that thing to know what to say and make you laugh at the right moment.

At first it's just about Cat, but it is not to long until Katherine is introduced. She is from the past, 1815. Cat's mother gives Katherine's diary to her, hoping she will find out they aren't so different, even when they obviously have very different lives.

At this moment the book began to alternate between Cat and Kat. At first I wasn't liking this kind of writing, specially because Cat's story was beginning to be more interesting with the addittion of Will, the British hottie. But soon I was caught in Kat's story too.

I liked both stories, and at the end I wished to know more about both of the girls. Both stories are sweet and romantic, and all the secondary characters are great. Specially Cat's friends, which are just so cool!

Overall, Falling in Love with English Boys is a fun young adult book, filled with great characters, sweet romance and a cute ending.


  1. I agree with Bookish Brunette, sounds so cute. I love the title and love London.

  2. I have seen nothing but good stuff about this one; I can't wait to read it!! I worry a bit about the flip-flopping of characters, but like you said - I am sure it works out in the end.

  3. This one sounds really fun and cute, glad you enjoyed it! Cat sounds like a great character - thanks for the review! :)

  4. Aww this cover seems to really suit the sort of book this one sounds like!
    Sounds like a fun read =)

  5. It was always my dream to fall in love with an English boy and be whisked away to England. Some girls have all the luck! LOL

    I've gotta check this one out and figure out where I went wrong. :)