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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, migh
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Hardcover, 231 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Point
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Vinaya
So I'm going to write my own version of a Jane Austen book. It's going to be called JANE AUSTEN: ZOMBIE TERMINATOR.

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It's going to be about how Jane Austen rises from her grave and hunts down all the people who write terrible, terrible sequels and retellings of her book. She's then going to go all 'Carrie' on them and kick their ass. The End.

Karen wrote something in her review of Ash that I think would be very applicable to Prom and Prejudice as well. She says,

"Fairy tales are generally symbol
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Devon Ashley
Mar 05, 2012 Devon Ashley rated it it was amazing
Absolutely adorable!!! Any one that knows me knows that my all-time favorite book is Pride and Prejudice, so when I saw that Prom and Prejudice offered to retell that story through teenagers, I plucked that book from the bookshelf quicker than Caroline Bingley could snatch a couture dress from the designer's hand.

Lizzie Bennet is one of two scholarship kids going to an all-girl school, and unfortunately on the wrong end of permanent hazing by her less than thrilled rich classmates. So it's not s
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Norah Una Sumner
Agh. SO CUTE.

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I love P&P retellings. Just love them. And this one did not disappoint me. It was cute, funny, relatable with great girl-friendship and romance which will make your heart melt. It's definitely a light and adorable read to cure your book hangover with. If you're interested in a bit darker P&P retelling I whole-heartedly recommend First & Then (I gave it 5 stars,yaay!). But this one is really great and I loved reading about Longbourn Academy and Lizzie's adventures.

PS. If
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Laurence
Nov 17, 2015 Laurence rated it really liked it
This book is amazingly thought out. As a fan of Pride and Prejudice who has watched and read many of its adaptations, I loved this one and I would absolutely recommend it to other fans.

I loved how the plot is changed to work in today's world. The whole prom issue is very similar to marriage in the era P&P was written, so everything else seemed to work perfectly. I could see so many similarities in the story that I was basically marvelling the whole time and it was awesome. The characters ar
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Valerie
Nov 21, 2015 Valerie rated it liked it
This is pretty much a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, it has nearly the exact same plot. The names are the same for the main characters and they have the same personalities. There are notable differences though. It is set in modern day, in an elite bordering school, they are younger, and Lizzie doesn't have sisters. Jane is her friend instead of her sister.

The biggest problem I had with this was that some things where hard for me to swallow. I mean why would you throw milk at someone you don'
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Cait • A Page with a View
Ok, this was beyond adorable and seriously well done! Easily one of my favorite Pride & Prejudice adaptions. The plot was trimmed down to only the necessary events and characters (poor Kitty is always the first to go) and all of the high schoolers were thankfully not annoyingly cliche teens.

Lizzie Bennet is a scholarship student at Longbourn Academy, Jane is her roommate, Lydia is Jane's little sister, Darcy and Charles go to Pemberly Academy, etc. There were a few small changes and addition
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Sara Fiorenzo
Aug 20, 2015 Sara Fiorenzo rated it it was amazing
There is something about the way Elizabeth Eulberg writes that speaks directly to me! I loved The Lonely Hearts Club and I absolutely LOVE Prom and Prejudice!! First of all, it is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice, one of my favorites. Second, Lizzie, is a concert pianist who plays Rachmaninoff! Perhaps some of you don't know who Rachmaninoff was (watch the movie Shine, you will understand what the Rach 3 is after that). To me is is one of the best piano composers ever. His works are ...more
Ceilidh
Mar 05, 2013 Ceilidh rated it it was ok
Everyone knows something about “Pride and Prejudice”, even if it’s only fragments of a plot or character they’ve gleamed from a TV show or internet review or Googling pictures of a dripping wet Colin Firth. The iconic story of social standings, misunderstandings and the oft-imitated Lizzie and Mr Darcy has had an indelible impact on literature at large, particularly YA and romance (two genres which are heavily entwined). The chances are that you have seen or read at least one version of the ...more
Sophie Riggsby
I approach any re-telling of Pride and Prejudice with a lot of caution. Why? Because it's one of my Go-To-Books. You know those books; they are the ones that you read over and over again for comfort, predictability and to re-capture that moment of "that did NOT just happen"?

But what Elizabeth Eulberg did with Pride and Prejudice makes me want to shout things like "perfect" and "brilliant" and "go, run, buy it now". In Prom & Prejudice, the protagonist, Lizzie, is a girl in a very elite boar
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Ender Wiggin
Aug 09, 2013 Ender Wiggin rated it did not like it
This book is a very confused Jane Austen adaptation, so confused that I'd question whether the author actually understood the book. If you're going to do an adaptation where you name all the characters with the same name from the book and plagiarize whole passages/speeches by just translating them into simpler English, then at least don't mangle the main characters or the whole point of it!

For instance:
Lizzie-a depressive shrew who hates all the rich kids around her except for her friend Jane.
Da
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Anne
This was a cute idea! Take the characters from P&P, and put them in an elite boarding school setting.
It mostly worked, too.

It was a decent YA take on Jane Austin's classic, but don't go into it expecting everything to be the same as the original. For starter's, Jane and Lizzie are BFF's not sisters. Lydia is Jane's younger sister, and the remaining Bennet girls get axed from the story altogether.
Which was fine with me, 'cause they added the least to the overall plot...
Also notably missing is
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Jessie
Apr 12, 2012 Jessie rated it really liked it
So excited that the release date got moved up! This wasn't supposed to be out until January.

It was strange. Normally, when I read Pride and Prejudice I am siding with Elizabeth the whole way. In this case, Elizabeth Eulberg gave us Darcy's perspective so well that I was mad at Elizabeth instead. Will Darcy was completely swoon worthy!

That being said, Prom and Prejudice was a light happy read with Pride and Prejudice as its skeleton. You'll recognize most of the characters from Pride and Prejudi
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Bekah AwesomeBookNut
Not too much originality but still cute. Full Review to come...
Kristy Mauna
This book was adorable.
Right now, I can't get enough of Pride & Prejudice modern retellings.
There were certain things that I wish were explored a bit more, but the plot was all about the basics of Lizzie's life and that made this a quick, fun read.
And there was plenty Darcy, which is always a plus!

If you are a fan of YA contemporaries or love modern Pride & Prejudice retellings then I recommend you give this cute book a try!
Sandy
Feb 12, 2011 Sandy rated it really liked it
I have read a lot of retellings of Pride and Prejudice (one of my absolute favorite books). Some are okay; some are downright dreadful. Somewhere, Jane Austen's gotta be rolling in her grave at the sacrilege some people have committed regarding her works.

Now, let me say this: Prom and Prejudice is my new favorite retelling of the beloved classic. Elizabeth Eulberg perfectly balances the fresh and modern with the classic and original to create a surprisingly delightful tale. Predictability is oft
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Jacqueline
Jul 27, 2014 Jacqueline rated it really liked it
Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: Point
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Pages: 288


My Rating: A
Ages: 11 and up

Synopsis:
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 burgeonin
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Kailia
Jul 07, 2011 Kailia rated it it was amazing
An author’s debut book could be really good. So expectations are set. Then that author’s sophomore book comes out and you being to read it. Now that was the case with me and Prom & Prejudice. I loved Elizabeth Eulberg’s The Lonely Hearts Club and it set high expectations for her second book. When I heard about Prom & Prejudice, I got really excited. First of all, I love, love Pride and Prejudice. And I love Darcy. And Elizabeth is a great author. So, I was expecting a lot from this book. ...more
Inspired Kathy
Feb 26, 2011 Inspired Kathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
I'm a HUGE Jane Austen fan. Pride & Prejudice is my favorite so I was excited to read this modern day retelling by Elizabeth Eulberg. A few pages in a burst into laughter as I realized all the characters in the book & places in the book were named after those in the original book. Lizzie attends Longbourn Academy, Darcy attends Pemberley Academy - their places of residency in the original Pride & Prejudice. Nearly the whole cast of characters was present from Lizzie, Jane & Lydia ...more
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
Unlike the majority of girls who attend Longbourn Academy, an elite and expensive all-girl prep school, Elizabeth Bennet is not wealthy, not high society, and not obsessed with prom. As a scholarship student, Elizabeth is a social pariah. Each day she has to face taunts, pranks, insults, and seclusion. But instead of dwelling on her lack of friends and acceptance, Elizabeth spends her time maintaining a satisfactory grade point average, working at Java Junction, and practicing the piano. As you ...more
Melanie Dickerson
May 27, 2011 Melanie Dickerson rated it it was amazing
I REALLY enjoyed this modern day Pride and Prejudice story. The author did such a great job of transposing both the characters--true to their original characterization--and the story events to a New York high school setting. It was a fast-paced, enjoyable, engrossing, believable story! Highly recommend, even for teens, as it was very clean and moral, where the bad guys reap the consequences of their actions.
Carmen de la Rosa
Oct 22, 2016 Carmen de la Rosa rated it it was amazing
Awwwwww... este libro es tan hermoso.
Es una historia de amor tan linda y tierna.
Me enamore de Darcy, es perfecto.

Puedo casarme con este libro, por favor?
Katelyn
Dec 09, 2010 Katelyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, arc
Sometimes I hate writing reviews for books that I love because I know I cannot do them justice, but I'm going to try because in my opinion this is a must read! I find myself falling into the stereotypical category of a girl who, when asked her favorite book and author, answers without hesitation, Pride and Prejudice and Jane Austen. I even wrote my senior thesis in college on Miss Austen's classic, so it's safe to say that if I still love P & P after that nightmare semester and assignment ...more
alanna
Mar 26, 2011 alanna rated it it was ok
I like this so much better than her first book (The Lonely Hearts Club), but I guess that isn't say much, seeing as how I couldn't even finish TLHC because I was THAT BORED. I probably wouldn't have bothered to read this book except...the title was Prom and Prejudice. (I'm a sucker for anything Pride and Prejudice related. I couldn't resist.) I appreciated all of the P&P references, but naming the boys school "Pemberly" and having the characters speak like they were from the 1800's just ...more
Kirsten
Mar 19, 2011 Kirsten rated it it was amazing
"Prom and Predjudice" by Elizabeth Eulberg is 288 pages of a great realistic-fiction novel. Lizzie Bennet, the main character, attends Longbourn Finishing School on a scholarship to fulfill her childhood dreams of being a world class pianist. Her piers wealthiness combined with middle-class elitism force Lizzie to have only three friends that will look at her straight on. Jane (Lizzie's best friend at Longbourn) is meet by her prince charming coming back from a semester of school in London when ...more
D.J.
Sep 12, 2010 D.J. added it
What I liked most about Prom and Prejudice was how Ms. Eulberg incorporated the characters from Jane Austen's beloved novel into her own story and made them new, yet familiar. It was fun seeing how the new set of characters were related to each other and what kind of relationships they shared. The characters' actions will be familiar to most, but for people unfamiliar with Pride and Prejudice, they may seem dramatic or overexaggerated.

Lizzie makes for a great narrator and even though I wanted to
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Carla *Jen7waters*
Fun book! :D

*PT* Cuidado com o Dálmata - Prom and Prejudice
(...)uma leitura muito rápida, divertida, nada complicada, recomendável às super fãs de Miss Austen, porque de certeza que não se vão sentir ofendidas com este retelling adorável, e ainda recomendável a quem até queira, mas nunca leu o original porque receia ler um clássico. Há grande probabilidade de Prom & Prejudice acabar com esses medos infundados. :)
Anaaa Ț
Oct 17, 2015 Anaaa Ț rated it did not like it
That moment when you pick up a book for consolation and wasting your precious time, only to find it dreadful.
I really suggest not getting into this if you like Jane Austen and you are in no need of being revolted.
Hannnah
Oct 29, 2015 Hannnah rated it really liked it
I don't know if I loved this book or that I just love Pride and prejudice so much that I love anything with the same storyline?
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*Primera lectura, 26/02/2014*
*Relectura, 23/03/2015*

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  • Pride & Popularity (The Jane Austen Diaries, #1)
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star
  • Enthusiasm
  • Pemberley Ranch
  • Prada & Prejudice
  • The Education of Hailey Kendrick
  • Will Work for Prom Dress
  • Love, Lies and Lizzie (21st Century Austen, #4)
  • Sean Griswold's Head
  • Persuade Me (Darcy & Friends, #2)
  • By Force of Instinct
  • The Cinderella Society (The Cinderella Society, #1)
  • Cindy Ella
  • My BFF
  • Only Mr. Darcy Will Do
  • The Legacy of Pemberley (The Pemberley Chronicles, #10)
  • Bluebells in the Mourning
  • Epic Fail
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The short and sweet version:
Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college at Syracuse University and making a career in the New York City book biz. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends, We Can Work it Out, and The Great Shelby Holme
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