Book Review, prom and prejudice

Book Review: Prom and Prejudice

Title: Prom and Prejudice
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: Point
Release Date: Jauary 2001
Pages: 231
Series: none
4 STARS: I Really Liked It

From 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.

My Thoughts:
This is a great high school age retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I saw this reviewed on Clean Teen Books and had to read it. I love Jane Austen! Lizzie Bennet attends a prestigious all-girl boarding school. Lizzie is an amazing pianist on a scholarship; I enjoyed all the piano references since I play the piano. She’s surrounded with girls that didn’t need a scholarship to attend an expensive school and faces some bullying because of it. I enjoyed this story of pride and prejudices that have to be overcome to find love.

Happy Reading!


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