Rating: 5 stars
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.
I loved this book. I am a diehard Pride and Prejudice fan, so this modern adaption was super fun! I fell in love with Prom and Prejudice from the very first page, and had issues putting it down until I had finished. With the last page, I was left feeling all giddy and happy. The ending was so perfect, and I loved it. This is definitely one of my top books of 2010!
Elizabeth Eulberg did something really neat with Prom and Prejudice – she kept with the classic story up to a point, then went off in her own direction. This kept the story fun, because if she had tried to keep to Pride and Prejudice’s story 100%, I don’t think it would’ve worked as well. I thought the setting was super clever – Longbourn Academy.
The characters were just so fun! Collin had to be one of my favorite characters of the book – he obviously based off dear Mr Collins and at one point he just drones on and on about average weather temperatures. It was so funny! So many times throughout the book he is just droning on and is clearly oblivious to the fact no one cares Lizzy was a really great character as well – she was so likable. I fell for Darcy right away, like it should be :) Lydia is still Lydia, annoying and immature. She was super funny in this book – with her attempts to be the center of attention. Lydia is Jane’s sister and if I were her, I would just want to melt into the corner and never been seen again.
This book is so much fun! I suggest you stop reading this review, run to the book store this moment, and grab a copy! I got it, and wanted to read straight through. I fell asleep with it in my lap the first night, and finished it the next day. I’m embarassed to say, I still haven’t read Elizabeth Eulberg’s first novel, The Lonely Hearts Club, but after this book it will definitely be one of the next books I read! I can’t wait to see what Elizabeth Eulberg has in store for readers with her next book!