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Prom and Prejudice

'Prom & Prejudice' was a sweet variation of a classic story. I thought that the whole idea of putting all the characters into high school was a neat idea. I liked how the book even had Colonel Fitzwilliam, Mary and Kitty in it - though they played a very minor role.
Li...
'Prom & Prejudice' was a sweet variation of a classic story. I thought that the whole idea of putting all the characters into high school was a neat idea. I liked how the book even had Colonel Fitzwilliam, Mary and Kitty in it - though they played a very minor role.
Lizzie Bennet is an only child of middle class parents. She has a music scholarship at Longbourn Academy. Longbourn is a girl bording school, where the elite send their daughters. Because Lizzie is a scholarship student, she is relentlessly bullied and has very few friends. Her only friends at school are Jane and Charlotte (the only other scholarship student in her class). Her music teacher, Mrs. Gardner, is the only other person, besides her friends, that she feels close to at school.
The highlight of the year is prom, usually the girls from Longbourn go with the boys from Pemberley (the school where the elite send their boys). Jane is hopeful that Charles Bingley will ask her to prom, but there are many setbacks, one being her sister Lydia. Lydia makes a fool of herself in front of everyone at a party and the video quickly goes online. Lydia is very vain, doesn't see what she did as embarassing and is in fact very pleased with all the attention she is getting.
Jane and Charles behave in almost the same way as they did in the original story, always thinking the best of everybody and only seeing the good in them. Lydia of course acts the same, if not even more reckless, than the character in Pride & Prejudice and Wick (George Wickham) seemed even more horrendous in this story.
The book also has the characters of Colin (Mr. Collins), Cat (Lady Catherine de Bourgh) and Georgiana Darcy. I thought that the spitefulness of Cat did a great job of channeling what Lady Catherine de Bourgh as a teenager would have been like. And Colin was such a bore, just as I would have pictured Mr. Collins as a teenager. Georgiana was as sweet in this story as she was in the original, but I thought that this book made her seem sickly at times - when I had always pictured her as just shy.
Of course no story based on Pride & Prejudice would be complete without Darcy, and in this book I thought that his character was the best written. Will Darcy has had his trust broken by Wick and because of it is very leary of new people. So when he meets Lizzy for the first time, he makes a horrible first impression and she thinks that he thinks that he is better than everybody else. But just like the original story, you will adore Darcy.
I really enjoyed reading 'Prom and Prejudice'! I hated to put this book down, but everytime I had to do so, as soon as I could, I picked it up to continue reading. If you, like me, can't get enough P&P fan fiction books, you should enjoy this book too. Or, if you are looking for a book that a teenager will love, I think this would be perfect. I totally recommend this book.

posted by -Megan- on October 9, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Good book!

You know, as much as I love re-tales of classic books, this book didn't seem to grab me as much as I wanted it too. I still enjoyed reading it but I had high expectations for it especially since I love Jane Eyre.

One thing I enjoyed about this book are the strong cha...
You know, as much as I love re-tales of classic books, this book didn't seem to grab me as much as I wanted it too. I still enjoyed reading it but I had high expectations for it especially since I love Jane Eyre.

One thing I enjoyed about this book are the strong characters. The main character, Lizzie is off the charts. She is an amazing girl who grew a back bone when getting harassed as the new scholarship girl. She is not the same and lets everyone know it. She is strong and level- headed, and finally put her foot down in being treated badly. Will Darcy is a Class A jerk! From the very beginning he made me fume! I mean who does he think he is??? He treated the girls badly and just made me want to slap him. But at last, he did mange to win me back when he finally started to come around and be himself.

The plot line of this book is my gripe. While the characters were amazing, the plot is slow and not very grabbing. I had a hard time staying with the book. And only cause of the characters did I continue to read. I did however, love the idea of prom and what it meant in society. Over all, it's a good book with amazing characters.

posted by BooksWithBite on August 26, 2011

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  • Posted August 26, 2011

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    Good book!

    You know, as much as I love re-tales of classic books, this book didn't seem to grab me as much as I wanted it too. I still enjoyed reading it but I had high expectations for it especially since I love Jane Eyre.

    One thing I enjoyed about this book are the strong characters. The main character, Lizzie is off the charts. She is an amazing girl who grew a back bone when getting harassed as the new scholarship girl. She is not the same and lets everyone know it. She is strong and level- headed, and finally put her foot down in being treated badly. Will Darcy is a Class A jerk! From the very beginning he made me fume! I mean who does he think he is??? He treated the girls badly and just made me want to slap him. But at last, he did mange to win me back when he finally started to come around and be himself.

    The plot line of this book is my gripe. While the characters were amazing, the plot is slow and not very grabbing. I had a hard time staying with the book. And only cause of the characters did I continue to read. I did however, love the idea of prom and what it meant in society. Over all, it's a good book with amazing characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

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    So-So

    Prom and Prejudice is Elizabeth Eulberg's second novel and her way of paying homage to Jane Austen's famous novel Pride and Prejudice. I loved her first book The Lonely Heart's Club but I didn't have that connection with this book. I have never read Pride and Prejudice but have seen the movies so I'm somewhat familiar with who the characters are and what happens. I think it somewhat helped me granted not as much as if I had read the book.

    Prom and Prejudice is set in modern day and Lizzy is studying at a boarding school as a scholarship student. All the trust fund kids treat her horrible except Jane, her room mate and best friend. I felt that description of the characters was lacking and it made it hard for me to visualize who everyone was, but maybe this was lacking because Pride and Prejudice is so famous. Another thing was that every now and then they would speak as if in Victorian times and it threw me off. I know it's been a while since I have been a teen but guys don't call each other gentlemen. Lizzy meets Will Darcy at a party and dismisses her for being a scholarship student. Only as the story goes on Darcy tries to get to know Lizzy but she can't see past the fact he is one of the rich kids. Darcy and Lizzy are thrown together a lot since Jane is dating Charles who is best friends with Darcy. There are plenty of fun and quirky misunderstandings and Lizzy always finds her pride holding her back from truly telling Darcy how she feels.

    I was really looking forward to this book and while it was cute I felt it fell short. The cover of the book is gorgeous and one of my favorite covers but the story wasn't for me. I do look forward to giving Elizabeth Eulberg another chance in the future

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

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    This was a fun read, and a cute retelling of the Jane Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice. Although I did enjoy it, it fell a little flat for me. Obviously the story was bound to be a little predictable, if you've read Pride and Prejudice, but I felt that it was just a little too predictable. It went beyond just a general parallel and became more like an exact duplicate. I really felt the author could have done a little bit more with this and brought something new into the mix.

    Although I liked the Lizzie character in this story, there was strength to the original Lizzie that I missed in this one. This Lizzie seemed to let herself be bothered too much by the things around her, whereas the original Lizzie held herself rather above it and was able to keep it more in perspective, until the very last large event occurs that disrupts her entire family.

    Similarly, Will Darcy seemed a little lifeless to me. I would have liked to have known a little bit more about this character, his life, and his feelings. I wanted to see some emotional reaction or get to know his inner workings a little bit better and see him more as a three dimensional character.

    My favorite character in this retelling was Jane. She seemed to fit the original Jane rather well, but the author actually improved on her a little bit and gave her a littie of her own strength that the original Jane didn't have. I found this change refreshing and unique. I felt the author brought something new into the character that was very appealing, while still holding true to the original.

    I did enjoy reading this story, as it was cute and light-hearted. I love this author and think she's enormously talented. I can't wait until her next book comes out. I would recommend this book to others, especially if they haven't read Pride and Prejudice before. Overall, a very fun read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Cute romance.

    Cute romance. Good page turner. Enjoyed the variation.

    S.A.K.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Good book

    I really enjoyed this book. Although Lizzie was beginning to irratate me with her constant hatred of Darcy, i was able to look past that. She did redeem herself by seeing the error of her ways and i fell in love with Darcy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    It's an OK book

    This book was ok it's a book that you really only want to read the one time because nothing mind-blowing happened. It's a simple book.

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