Friday, June 15, 2012

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

From the much-buzzed-about author of THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB (already blurbed by Stephenie Meyer, Lauren Myracle, and Jen Calonita), a prom-season delight of Jane Austen proportions.

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 sem 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? (from GoodReads)

I thought that Elizabeth Eulberg's first novel, The Lonely Hearts Club, was adorable and loved that it was Beatles' themed. Now Eulberg tackles another favorite subject of mine, Pride and Prejudice. Prom and Prejudice was highly readable and did justice to the Jane Austen classic.

I was a little leery of reading Prom and Prejudice because I thought it would be too light and fluffy and I was more in the mood for a substantial book. But I actually enjoyed it a lot! Like I said earlier, it's extremely readable and I seriously couldn't put it down. I think I read it in one day or so (it helps that it's pretty short).

It's been a few years since I've read Pride and Prejudice, but everything came back to me once I started this book. I think Eulberg did a great job translating the original into the modern retelling. There were a few changes, but the important elements remained intact.

So, overall, I really enjoyed Prom and Prejudice and think any fans of the original will enjoy this as well!

Rating: 8 out of 10.
FTC: borrowed from library.

2011/Scholastic/231 pages.


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