Book Review: Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

Title: Prom & Prejudice
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Details: Hardcover, 231 pgs.
Published: Jan. 1st, 2011 by Point (I believe it was published early, but this is still the date given)
isbn: 0545240778 (ISBN13: 9780545240772)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Source: Borrowed from Lori
Description:

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? 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 was a really fun book!  But it wasn’t all about the fun.  It had some more serious issues as well and made some excellent points.  It teaches us a bit about judging everyone by a few people’s actions and not taking the time to get to know the person yourself, or their side of the story.  
I really liked the MC Lizzie but she drove me nuts for awhile.  She was so sure she was right and even when I was figuring things out she was being a pig headed idiot!  I understood her standpoint though, and I forgive her ;) 
I loved Darcy!  Right from the beginning when he was a bit of an idiot and not so smooth with his words I still saw through it and loved him.  I knew he was a good guy underneath all his idiocy.  
I thought the story line of this was great!  I thought Elizabeth Eulberg was great in this retelling and came up with a creative story.  It’s not one that keeps you guessing, because we all know what the outcome is, right?  Even if you haven’t read the original your probably going to know.  It’s just figuring out how it all happens and when
This was also a very fast read.  I read it in a couple hours, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
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Comments

  1. I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t read Pride and Prejudice yet, but I love the movie and the BBC series. I found Prom and Prejudice really fun, but serious too, just like you did. It was definitely an enjoyable read. :-)

  2. I’ve been wondering about this. I like fun takes on P&P so I’ll have to check it out. If you’re looking for more along those lines, check out Austenland by Shannon Hale–I loved it :)

  3. I felt the same way! I loved Darcy from the start and Lizzie was sooo stubborn, but it was fun watching her figure things out! I’m happy you liked it!

  4. “It had some more serious issues as well and made some excellent points.”

    I have to admit that I’ve been skipping a lot of reviews of this one, because I assumed that it would be complete fluff. Glad to hear that I was wrong, at least in some capacity. I’ll definitely consider reading it now though!

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