09 March 2011

REVIEW: Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

PROM & PREJUDICE

Elizabeth Eulberg
ISBN #: 978-0-545-24077-2
Publisher Name: Scholastic Inc./Scholastic Point
Date Released: January 2011
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Book Format: Print.

BACK COVER BLURB:
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?

COVER SNARK:
Totally cute.

FIRST LINES:

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date.”
LYNETTE'S TWO CENTS:

I know you guys are probably getting sick of the Pride and Prejudice adaptation kick I’ve been on lately. My bad . . . .

Anyhoo, PROM AND PREJUDICE was the cutest story ever. I loved it and read it in a couple hours. This version has got to be one of my favorite Pride and Prejudice adaptations. Elizabeth and Darcy were styled into two great YA characters while staying realistic to the heart of the Lizzie and Darcy I loved. I also loved how the author updated the situation to modern times, while still retaining the solid core of the charecters we know and love. You have to get and read PROM AND PREJUDICE. Seriously, it’s the cutest thing ever.

I suppose you are looking for a little more from me, huh. . . . Darn it.

Elizabeth Bennet’s life is a living hell as a scholarship student at Longbourne Academy. Her fellow students (such as Caroline Bingley and Cat De Bough) look town her and haze/bully her constantly. The only thing that makes going to Longbourne bearable is her roommate Jane Netherfield, the other scholarship student Charlotte Lucas, and renowned music teacher Mrs. Gardiner. If Elizabeth can manage to keep her grades up and make it through the awful bullying, she’ll have the chance to really make her musical career.

Prom’s at Longbourne Academy are media events and it could ruin someone’s future and social standings if they don’t go. Elizabeth knows that she’s not going to go, especially with the way everyone looks down on her especially Will Darcy from the neighboring Pemberly Academy. She gets some relief from George Wickham, a former student from Pemberly Academy who seems to understand what she’s going through and befriends her. When she hears how horribly he’s was treated by Darcy, that only solidifies her low opinion of Will.

Lizzie does have a bad opinion of Will, but it seems like Will Darcy has an equally bad opinion of her. Why else would he keep showing up at the coffee shop where she works, despite her telling him the days she works so he could avoid being there at the same time? But she has more things to worry about. The annoying Colin Williams keeps dodging her heels and her beloved friend Jane hasn’t been asked to the prom yet by Charles Bingley. People have been treating Jane differently ever since her father lost his job when his company got sold and since Jane’s brash little sister Lydia arrived at school making a fool out of herself. Why hasn’t Charles asked Jane to the prom? Is it because of his twin sister Caroline Bingley or was it because of Will Darcy?

Then Lizzie gets the greatest shock of all . . . Will Darcy, the boy she always thought hated her asks her to the prom.

Okay, I hope that was enough. Was it? Get PROM AND PREJUDICE. Seriously, guys, it’s the cutest thing ever. I loved PROM AND PREJUDICE.

And one day, I’ll promise to have more articulate reviews.

WHERE PURCHASED:
Borrowed from my local library.


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2 people posted their 2 cents:

Tori said...

I want to read this one. It sounds adorable. Great review Lynette.

Lynette said...

@Tori
It is totally adorable. I read it in less than a night.

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