Monday, November 21, 2011

Prom and Prejudice By: Elizabeth Eulberg


Lizzie Bennet is a scholarship student at the prestigious Longbourn Academy where prom is all students can talk about. Will Lizzie be able to overcome her prejudices and will that handsome Will Darcy be able to overcome his pride so they can have a perfect prom?

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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."

Thus starts Elizabeth Eulberg’s Prom and Prejudice, a modern take on the classic tale Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. In this new telling of the old classic, Lizzie Bennet thought she had seen all the rude behavior students at her prestigious school could throw at her. When she overhears Will Darcy say he spent his last term in London to avoid scholarship students, she writes off rich kids for good. Can Will Darcy put aside his pride and see what makes Lizzie special, and can Lizzie ignore her prejudice to find out the truth about Darcy’s statement that night, and can they both find a date for prom in time?

Prom and Prejudice keeps all the themes that made Austen’s book such a success, and adds some new twists to keep readers engaged. If you’ve read Pride and Prejudice and loved it, this is the book for you. Also, If you didn’t enjoy the language of Pride and Prejudice or couldn’t easily pick out the themes, this book will help show you what everyone’s talking about. Either way, make sure to grab this book soon!

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Eulberg, Elizabeth. Prom and Prejudice. New York: Point, 2011.
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