Monday, July 9, 2012

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date.
After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn't interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be - especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London.
Lizzie is happy about her friend's burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles's friend, Will Darcy, who's snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn't seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it's because her family doesn't have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk - so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?

Ok, I'm kind of a sucker for all things Jane Austen--retellings or otherwise--but that has nothing to do with how much I enjoyed reading this book.

For those who are familiar with Pride and Prejudice, the storyline for this novel flows pretty accurately to it. At first I thought that might get slightly old and a bit redundant, but it's sort of like being able to see some the most loved, hated and above all, memorable characters reincarnated into modern day teens, and that is just awesome.

Do I think there could have been additional development to the characters and story? Sure, but it was a nice light read just the same. If you're a P&P fan, I definitely suggest adding this to your reading pile! And if you haven't read it yet, but happen to be a teen that will most likely have Pride and Prejudice as mandatory reading in your English class, you could get a jump start and read this one first; you'll get to read a totally cute story and I'm willing to bet it'll help with any essays or quizzes you'll have on it, or just your overall understanding of the book. Win/win, folks!

Prom and Prejudice--perfect for summer reading--is in stores now! You can purchase here.

1 comment:

  1. I agree - this book is adorable and the PERFECT light summer read! I might even read it again, this summer, because it's just so dang cute! :D
    Great review!

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read


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