Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

Title: Prom & Predjudice
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: Point 
Release: January 1, 2011
Pages: 231
Series: None
Synopsis:
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?


Will Lizzie’s pride and Will’s prejudice keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making? Whatever the result, Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club, has concocted a very funny, completely stylish delight for any season — prom or otherwise.

Review:
Prom and Prejudice was a book that had a colourful cover that caught my eye and had some very positive reviews going for it as well. So when I picked it up from the library, I knew I was in for a good ride. When I first started reading I immediatly fell for the characters and their personalities, but not always their decisions. In fact, my only problem with my the book was the poor decisions that many of the characters made. Apart from all of that, I loved the style of writing and the underlying tone of the classic Pride and Prejudice story. At times the story became predictable, but not too often. Overall, I think that Prom and Prejudice was a good, fast read that makes me really want to read Pride and Prejudice. It gets a 4/5.



1 comment:

  1. I thought this book was adorable. I love P&P, so a retelling always catches my eye. Most of my students have liked it, but many have a hard time getting past the first chapter. You are right, it was predictable. But then again, I guess that's because we know what will happen from the classic tale.

    have you read Enthusiasm? it's another P&P retelling.

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