Feb 27, 2011

#30 - "Prom and Prejudice" by Elizabeth Eulberg

Title: Prom and Prejudice
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single guy in his spring semester at Pemberly Academy must be in want of a prom date.
After winter break, the girls at very prestigious, very wealthy, girls-only Longbourn Academy are suddenly obsessed with the prom, which they share with the nearby, equally elitist, all-boys Pemberly school. Lizzie Bennett, who attends Longbourn on scholarship, isn't exactly 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 Will Darcy, Charles's friend, who's as snobby and pretentious as his friend is nice. He doesn't seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it's because her family doesn't have money. It doesn't help that Charles doesn't seem to be asking Jane to be his prom date, or that Lizzie meets George Wickham, who tells her that Will Darcy sabotaged his scholarship at Pemberly. Clearly Will Darcy is a pompous jerk who looks down on the middle class--so imagine Lizzie's surprise when he asks her to the prom!
Will Lizzie's prejudice and Will's pride keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making?
From Elizabeth Eulberg comes a very funny, completely stylish prom-season delight of Jane Austen proportions.
My rating: 3.5 of 5
My thoughts on the book:
This was fun re-telling of Prom and Prejudice. I liked the story & the characters, and the second half of the book was definitely much better & I loved the ending, so I recommend it! Even if you haven't read Prom and Prejudice, you'll enjoy it, maybe even more than me (I'm big fan or Pride and Prejudice & I love reading re-tellings) & than maybe you'll read the original, too!



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