Thursday, January 13, 2011

Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

Genre: Teen Lit

Publication Date: January 2011

One Word Review: Fun

Author Website: www.elizabetheulberg.com

First Line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date.”


GoodReads 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.

Kathy’s Review: Like many others, Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books. I haven’t read too many spin-offs, since I think the original is perfection. But, when I heard about Prom and Prejudice I knew I had to read it. So, last night I downloaded it to my new Kindle and curled up and enjoyed reading my favorite story with a few modern twists.

I thought Eulberg kept pretty close to the original plot, making a few adjustments here and there. I liked that it was similar, but also wondered if it was too similar? I enjoyed the boarding school setting and the fact that it was in modern times. I of course liked Will and Lizzie, and all the supporting characters. The story moved along nicely and I ended up reading it in one sitting. I loved that it was clean and cute. I enjoyed Eulbergs first novel The Lonely Hearts Club and I enjoyed Prom and Prejudice, so I’m excited to see what she has in store for us next.

Bookworm Rating: 4.5

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