Cute retelling of Pride and Prejudice
Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Source: Amazon Vine
Reviewed By: Kate McMurry
Lizzie Bennet has just spent a grueling first semester at the ritzy, all-girl Longbourn Academy. She and her best friend Jane are scholarship students surrounded by the offspring of very rich parents. Jane has a crush on wealthy Charles, who attends a nearby, equally upper-class boys’ academy. None of the male students there attract Lizzie, and when she meets Charles’s best friend, Darcy, Lizzie is positive that he won’t be an exception to the rule who can overcome her prejudice against arrogant, elitist boys.
This is a really fun read. It is extremely well written and highly entertaining with plenty of laughs. If you are looking for relief from all the gritty, dark reads dominating YA fiction these days, and especially if you have had enough of teen romance novels with instant obsession passing for love, you’ll truly enjoy this terrific romantic comedy’s approach. Much like her progenitor, Elizabeth Bennet of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (P&P), Lizzy is a strong, intelligent, independent and witty heroine who would never fall at any boy’s feet the second she meets him, no matter how gorgeous he is.
The author has done a great job keeping the spirit of both Charles Bingley’s personality and Fitzwilliam Darcy’s in this book. Charles is very genial and sweet, and Darcy is very attractive and very proud. In addition, all the major subcharacters of P&P get excellent remakes for this story, contributing greatly to the comic mayhem.
Chick-Lit Plot: 5
Romantic Plot: 5