Prom and Prejudice

Prom and Prejudice
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January 04, 2011
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0545240778
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date.
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?

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After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isnt 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 friends burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charless friend, Will Darcy, whos snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesnt seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes its because her family doesnt have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?
Will Lizzies pride and Wills prejudice keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making?
~From Goodreads


As a big fan of Austens Pride and Prejudice , I wasnt sure how I would feel about this book. It turns out, I was delightfully surprised! I really enjoyed it. I loved the encounters between Lizzie and Will Darcy. They both had such jaded opinions of the others social status that it made for some interesting dialogue between the two. I loved Wills character, once you get past his pompous attitude; there is a lot to discover about him. I absolutely loved him, big time swoon-worthy.

I was able to sink right in to this one; the dialogue was smooth and reminded me of Austen but had a modern high school twist. I was surprised by the ending, which is one reason why I liked it so much. Even if you havent read Pride and Prejudice, you wont feel left out. Prom and Prejudice is a fun, quick read that I think will have you picking this one up again and again.
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Modern Retelling
I felt like this was am amazing retelling but not too much of a twist. Even if you had never read the Austen Version you could tel that it is a retelling, just by the title.
I like the characters and there personalities.
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Another cute Austen retelling
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Who doesn’t enjoy a spin off of a Jane Austin tale? In this version of Pride and Prejudice, Lizzie (Bennet) finds herself at Longbourn Academy on a music scholarship. Although she has an amazing talent for playing the piano, no one at the prestigious Longbourn Academy enjoys her presence since she is not from a wealthy family. Luckily for Lizzie, she has a wonderful, caring roommate named Jane. Unfortunately, Jane’s boyfriend (Charles Bingley) is best friends with Will Darcy.

Lizzie can’t stand to be in the presence of Will Darcy. Upon her first meeting with Darcy, he snubs her when he found out she was a scholarship student. Of course, Lizzie has spent so much time being tortured by the rich students at her school that she instantly takes offense to Darcy, and makes no attempt to change her opinion of him. To make matters worse, she meets the charming George (“Wick”) Wickam one evening while working at the coffee shop. Lizzie is fascinated with Wick because he was a former Pemberly scholarship student that was horribly mistreated by the despicable Will Darcy. (Notice the irony from the original tale?)

Like the original tale, Lizzie has to realize that Darcy isn’t as evil as she assumes, and that Wick is truly a cad. Swallowing her pride, she makes amends with Darcy and forms the beginning of what we can assume is a nice, healthy relationship.

Like most of the retellings of Pride and Prejudice, this version sticks to the main plot points of the original work. Of the other retellings I’ve read in the past, this one was one of my favorites. Darcy is (as always) misunderstood. While Lizzie prides herself on not being prideful, but inevitably ends up acting like the people she so adamantly dislikes. In this version, however, there are a few twists. Since the characters are too young to think about marriage, the conflict in the novel radiates around the prom. At Longbourn, prom is the equivalent of walking the red carpet at the Grammy’s.

There is really no need to go into much detail about the plot of the story, since most readers are familiar with the story of Pride and Prejudice. The plot of this book stayed at a consistent pace. I enjoyed the unexpected connection between Darcy and Lizzie’s musical idol. I think that added a nice dynamic to his character. As in the original, Wick is eventually shown as the despicable scoundrel that he is. Plus, we find out that Lizzie has a mean left hook!


This was a “cute” read that I enjoyed. I was a breeze to read through; I finished it in one sitting. The cover has peeked the interest of several of my female students, which is inevitable when you mention the word “prom” in a title. I’m excited to use it as an introduction to classic literature and one of my favorite authors of all time!
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Delightful retelling of a classic favorite
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Who doesnt enjoy a spin off of a Jane Austin tale? In this version of Pride and Prejudice, Lizzie (Bennet) finds herself at Longbourn Academy on a music scholarship. Although she has an amazing talent for playing the piano, no one at the prestigious Longbourn Academy enjoys her presence since she is not from a wealthy family. Luckily for Lizzie, she has a wonderful, caring roommate named Jane. Unfortunately, Janes boyfriend (Charles Bingley) is best friends with Will Darcy.


 


Lizzie cant stand to be in the presence of Will Darcy. Upon her first meeting with Darcy, he snubs her when he found out she was a scholarship student. Of course, Lizzie has spent so much time being tortured by the rich students at her school that she instantly takes offense to Darcy, and makes no attempt to change her opinion of him. To make matters worse, she meets the charming George (Wick) Wickam one evening while working at the coffee shop. Lizzie is fascinated with Wick because he was a former Pemberly scholarship student that was horribly mistreated by the despicable Will Darcy. (Notice the irony from the original tale?)


 


Like the original tale, Lizzie has to realize that Darcy isnt as evil as she assumes, and that Wick is truly a cad. Swallowing her pride, she makes amends with Darcy and forms the beginning of what we can assume is a nice, healthy relationship.


 


Like most of the retellings of Pride and Prejudice, this version sticks to the main plot points of the original work. Of the other retellings Ive read in the past, this one was one of my favorites. Darcy is (as always) misunderstood. While Lizzie prides herself on not being prideful, but inevitably ends up acting like the people she so adamantly dislikes. In this version, however, there are a few twists. Since the characters are too young to think about marriage, the conflict in the novel radiates around the prom. At Longbourn, prom is the equivalent of walking the red carpet at the Grammys.


 


There is really no need to go into much detail about the plot of the story, since most readers are familiar with the story of Pride and Prejudice. The plot of this book stayed at a consistent pace. I enjoyed the unexpected connection between Darcy and Lizzies musical idol. I think that added a nice dynamic to his character. As in the original, Wick is eventually shown as the despicable scoundrel that he is. Plus, we find out that Lizzie has a mean left hook!


 


This was a cute read that I enjoyed. I was a breeze to read through; I finished it in one sitting. The cover has peeked the interest of several of my female students, which is inevitable when you mention the word prom in a title. Im excited to use it as an introduction to classic literature and one of my favorite authors of all time!


 

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Fresh Chick-Lit
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On my list of authors I love, Elizabeth Eulberg follows in second place after Meg Cabot. Her stories, branching from inspirations like The Beatles and Pride and Prejudice, are 100% unique, new and fun. The characters are very real. They have their flaws and the reader can connect with them. As for Prom & Prejudice, I havent read anything of Jane Austens so I went into this book blind. However I had no trouble reading it or understanding the connections between Pride and Prejudice. If youre just looking for a good chick read-pick this up.

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