Monday, 27 December 2010

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

Prom and Prejudice
Elizabeth Eulberg
Point
[January 1, 2011]

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.

While reading this book, I felt like I was revisiting my old favorite. I didn't feel like I was reading a retelling, I felt like I was reading Pride and Prejudice.

This book was simply amazing. I was totally swept up in it and was half way through before I realized it. Then I stayed up until 1:30 on a school night to finish it. It's a quick, fast paced read but so totally addicting!

I absolutely loved Lizzie. She was exactly what I imagined for a modern-day Elizabeth. And I think there's a small chance I preferred this Darcy to the original. He was just...so much sweeter. It was more obvious that he liked her the whole time than it was in Jane Austen's. I loved the character of Jane and Charles and how obviously in love they were. I wish we could've seen more of Charlotte, Caroline, and Bingley. They're always good for a laugh.

As a music geek myself, I adored the musical aspect of it. Piano isn't my forte, singing is, but I understood her thrill and how swept away she got. It was something relatable and wonderful and it made sense to me. 

I simply can't say enough how much I LOVED this book. Love, love, love, love, love, love, love....nope. Not enough times.

GET IT GET IT GET IT!

--Julie

5 comments:

  1. Loved the review! I'm definitely moving this to the top of my pile!

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  2. Definitely will be checking this out next time I'm at the bookstore, thanks for recommending it to me! :)

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  3. This book sounds great! I don't read many reetelings but the ones I read I loved.
    Thanks for the review!

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  4. Lol...so, I should get it?

    Added it to my to get list! Thanks for the review.

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  5. ummmmm...I just added it to my wish list book. You convinced with me with this great review...Awesome job!!! I need it need it...NEED IT!!!

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