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Prom & Prejudice

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  18,778 ratings  ·  1,968 reviews
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
Hardcover, 231 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Point
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Ellie Having read the original novel and many other retellings, it is fun to compare! Having the story in mind to start with gives you more background infor…moreHaving read the original novel and many other retellings, it is fun to compare! Having the story in mind to start with gives you more background information. Still a cute story either way. I highly recommend the 2005 movie as well.(less)
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So I'm going to write my own version of a Jane Austen book. It's going to be called JANE AUSTEN: ZOMBIE TERMINATOR.


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 sy
Devon Ashley
Feb 28, 2012 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
Norah Una Sumner


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 you guys hav
Laurence R.
Oct 19, 2015 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 are pi
Jun 17, 2012 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'
Okay I totally just re-read this book last night in two hours. I forgot how much I love this book. It was a super clean and sweet romance and a bonus it was a re-telling of Pride and Prejudice, if you couldn't tell from the cover. Guys, you really need to read this book, it is so good and from what I've heard, it's almost the exact story of Pride and Prejudice just modern. I honestly have never read Pride and Prejudice......*hides* but now I really want to.

Guys, just please read this, it's amaz
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
This was a cute, fun retelling of Jane Austen's classic.
Would be a great introduction for a younger reader to the world of Miss Austen as it obviously has a very modern and youthful edge.
Or, ya know, just a fun, quick read for a huge Austen fan like myself.

Sara Fiorenzo
Nov 27, 2010 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 extremel ...more
Mar 04, 2013 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 stor ...more
Ender Wiggin
Aug 08, 2013 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.
Melanie Dickerson
May 04, 2011 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.
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 the
Sophie Riggsby / allthingsequilateral
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 boarding
Nov 27, 2010 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
Prom & Prejudice is exactly what it sounds like :) Pride and Prejudice meets high school and prom dates. As far as retellings go, this book was pretty much a page-by-page parallel. No surprises, no twists, no alternations - just a change of setting.

Reading wish-fulfillment fiction intended for an audience you don't belong to is like being the only sober person on a very drunken party - weird and not fun. There was no truth, no life in this book - just catering to the dreams of highschool girls.
Rachel E. Carter
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: have-paperback
awww, this was a cute retelling :)
Aug 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Not too much originality but still cute. Full Review to come...
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
A cute, and interesting retelling of a classic. The characters were very likeable, the pace was easy to follow and writing was downright enjoyable. If you loved the original, this version of the story is going to be a delight. Especially if you love the whole young teenage love where it starts from hate and eventually blooms at a captivating stride. I loved every moment of it.
Dec 04, 2010 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
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
***Re-read August/Sept 2018 -This was just as cute as I remembered it***
Super cute YA Pride and Prejudice re-telling. I really liked the main characters and all the "big moments" from Pride and Prejudice that I expect to see in a re-telling were represented. The only thing I didn't really like was the reason behind Elizabeth being bullied at school. It was so shallow and not very realistic. If you like YA and Jane Austen re-te
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!
Jan 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
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. Luckily ...more
Feb 25, 2011 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 to Darcy, Charl ...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
Eme Abarracoso
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bewitched me, body, soul and my funny bone! LOL!!
And i love, i love this book

I had a great time reading this modern interpretation slash ret-telling of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (one of my all time fave classic novel and the best love story of all time). I'm a super duper big fan of Pride and Prejudice! It was a decent Young Adult contemporary take on Jane Austin's classic!

A few pages in a burst into unstoppable laughter! The name of the characters and the setting!
Maren Johnson
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
1. Is this book a genuine and good piece of literature? No, absolutely not.
2. But does it pretend to be? No, absolutely not.

Instead, it's just a fun time. That's all it's supposed to be, and it succeeds at that. I had a good time watching to see how this author incorporated all the pieces of Pride and Prejudice into a posh high school with a bunch of jerks. And the way she incorporated stuff was fun and interesting and engaging.

Really, there's only a couple of things to whine about:
1. These
Sep 05, 2020 marked it as to-read
Oh a Pride & Prejudice retelling?? All I hear is a must-read! ...more
Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrenyalit
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 & Prejudice. The ...more
Mar 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
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! Seri
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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, Just Another Girl, Past Perfec

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