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From the much-buzzed-about author of THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB (already blurbed by Stephenie Meyer, Lauren Myracle, and Jen Calonita), a prom-season delight of Jane Austen proportions.

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 A...more
Hardcover, 231 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Point (first published January 1st 2011)
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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...more
Devon Ashley
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...more
Valerie
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'...more
Sara
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 extremel...more
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...more
Jessie
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...more
Ceilidh
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 stor...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...more
Sandy
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...more
Inspired Kathy
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
Kailia
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
Kirsten
"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
Jacqueline
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...more
Katelyn
Dec 09, 2010 Katelyn rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: arc, own
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 th...more
alanna
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 didn...more
Ender Wiggin
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...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...more
Melanie Dickerson
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.
Margaret Stohl
Wonderfully accessible and perfectly crafted. I read it in one sitting and loved every minute.
Mary Ann
Sin un kiss? u.u
Brodie
I'll start off by saying I haven't read any Jane Austen novels. I'd never read Pride and Prejudice nor had I watched the movie or mini-series. I know, I'm living in the Dark Ages! But I'm happy to announce that as soon as I finished reading Prom and Prejudice, I dashed to youtube, watched a trailer for the P&P movie, swooned, and hurried to find a copy of the movie the next day. Which I curled up and devoured.

"You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you" - Oh swoon!...more
Dani
Finally, I’ve found my favorite Pride & Prejudice modern spin-off/adaptation (other than Lost in Austen, of course).

It was Pride & Prejudice completely adapted into a wonderfully written YA fiction novel. I absolutely loved how Eulberg was able to translate the characters from the original novel to the one that she had written. Lizzie, Darcy, Jane, and even Bingley was perfect.

This novel wasn’t meant to be original in any way, but it has definitely succeeded in what it aimed to do. My...more
Amel Armeliana
Well, well, well, satu lagi novel yang mengadopsi Pride and Prejudice nya Jane Austen. Rasanya sudah tidak terhitung novel atau film yang mengadopsi Pride and Prejudice, tapi sebagai fans berat Jane Austen rasanya tidak bosan untuk tetap membaca dan menontonnya (dan membelinya^^). Contohnya buku ini, dengan sekali lirikan dan tertangkap kata "prejudice' di judulnya, langsung tanpa ragu dibawa ke kasir. Well, harus diakui, saya sepertinya memang penggemar Jane Austen akut^^. Hari ini mulai membac...more
Samantha
Mar 25, 2012 Samantha rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Fans of Pride & Prejudice and The Clique
Recommended to Samantha by: Patricia
Elizabeth Bennet, please meet Massie Block's many cousins.

This was what I imagined doing when I read Prom & Prejudice. The Longbourn girls remind me of the girls who would attend OCD in Lisi Harrison's Clique series. I really REALLY enjoyed this book and I am very glad that I get to use it as a reference for my senior project.

I've been able to read a couple of Pride & Prejudice spin-off novels, and this one is definitely one of my favorites. It is gonna be one of my re-read MUSTS. The...more
Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Drop what you're reading and pick up Prom & Prejudice right now! I usually don't write reviews books for days or even weeks after I've read them. I just don't feel inspired. I only finished P&P two hours ago, but I cannot stop gushing about it. I just had to write my review as soon as possible. I enjoyed Elizabeth Eulberg's first book Lonely Hearts Club, but wasn't blown away. I don't know if I've changed or she's changed, but she came up with something really special with Prom & Pre...more
Prerna
This book was just adorable. If it was a living being, i would have cuddled it until my last day on the Earth.

Elizabeth Eulberg brought back the Jane Austen's known characters - Elizabeth, Darcy, Charles Bingley and Jane alive and in a much modern and teenage form. This plot only could have been thought by a genius like her, I admit.

This is one of those books without any hint of fantasy and anyone would love it , and smile till the end of the story.

I'm not a great reviewer of a book so i'll j...more
Inês
This book was so freaking adorable!

I love, love, love Pride and Prejudice and lately I watched the TV show and the movie, and I was going to read the book, but then I came across this book and when I read the synopsis I practically jumped with excitement. I mean Prom drama (which I'm currently living , it's 2 months away) AND Pride and Prejudice?





I read the book in like, 3 hours or something, so worth it. The characters were fantastic, Elizabeth Eulberg manage to make them exactly the Darcy a...more
Lizzie
Prom and Prejudice was another amazing book by Elizabeth Eulberg. Her modern adaption of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice was fantastic, changing the characters and scenes to modern-day life.
Oceanne


Wait, give me a second to compose myself--- Okay. I'm ready. First off, I loved this book so much that it made me want to read Pride and Prejudice, which happens to be a classic and mind you, I've never read a classic in it's full novel length yet. I tried to, but I was too young then and it kind of bored me. But I'm going to try reading one, real soon.

There's nothing special about the plot but it's the characters that got me hooked-- particularly, Darcy. Feels. Must. Calm. Down. Okay-- the mere...more
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  • Pride & Popularity (The Jane Austen Diaries, #1)
  • Prada & Prejudice
  • Will Work for Prom Dress
  • Enthusiasm
  • Epic Fail
  • Snow Queen
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star
  • Awkward (Smith High, #1)
  • Pemberley Ranch
  • Flawless
  • The Ex Games
  • Sean Griswold's Head
  • I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend
  • The Karma Club
  • From Lambton to Longbourn: A Pride & Prejudice Variation
  • The Importance of Being Emma (Darcy & Friends #1)
  • Love? Maybe
  • Labor of Love
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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, and Better Off Friends. She lives outside of Manhattan with her th...more
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The Lonely Hearts Club Take a Bow Better off Friends Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality We Can Work It Out (The Lonely Hearts Club, #2)

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