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message 1: by Leah (new)

Leah (princessleia) | 87 comments Elizabeth Eulberg has taken a new spin on the much loved classic Pride and Prejudice. She has not only set it in modern times but also in high school. Her story is interesting as she is able to put the complex web of English society and what it admired into a 21st Century America boarding school.


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Leah (princessleia) | 87 comments Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg was a cute book about Pride and Prejudice being set in high school. It was the best version of a modern remake I have ever read. Elizabeth and Darcy are written perfectly. Elizabeth, as she is more modern, knocks Wickham out; something I wish Elizabeth could have done in the original. It will never be as good as the actual book, but is a really fun read.
There are a few changes as in the book Elizabeth is a scholarship student attending the prestigious school Longbourn for Girls, which has a counterpart, Pemberly for Boys. Her roommate and best friend is Jane Netherfield who has a little sister named Lydia. But these changes don't take away from the story.

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg


message 3: by D.M. Andrews (author) (last edited Jun 04, 2012 09:14AM) (new)

D.M. Andrews (author) Andrews (dmandrews) | 27 comments I'm not sure the essence of Austen's works is preserved when it takes on a modern setting...of course, that may not be the intent.

I'm not a fan of Bridget Jones ;)


message 4: by Sophie (new)

Sophie | 1458 comments I like Bridget Jones as it is not trying to be too similar. Ones that do I don't like.


message 5: by Leah (new)

Leah (princessleia) | 87 comments I didn't like Bridget Jones either, but I felt that this book really captured Austen.


message 6: by Anna (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 162 comments I began reading the first chapter and fell in love with the story but stopped because I had so many books to read so I'll start again quite soon.


message 7: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephanie-jo) | 79 comments This was a good book. It did stick closely to the original, but there were some changes that made it unique. I keep hoping that she comes out with another one.


message 8: by Leah (last edited Jun 05, 2012 07:17PM) (new)

Leah (princessleia) | 87 comments Stephanie wrote: "This was a good book. It did stick closely to the original, but there were some changes that made it unique. I keep hoping that she comes out with another one."

I do too! Did you read her other book The Lonely Hearts Club? Nothing to do with Austen but very good!


message 9: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephanie-jo) | 79 comments Yes I have read The Lonely Hearts Club. I thought that it was really good as well. Definitly not Austen but still very good.


message 10: by Leah (new)

Leah (princessleia) | 87 comments Stephanie wrote: "Yes I have read The Lonely Hearts Club. I thought that it was really good as well. Definitly not Austen but still very good."

But I am glad you agree with me on Prom and Prejudice. One of my absolute favorite parts is when she punches Wick in the face! I loved that.


message 11: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephanie-jo) | 79 comments Yeah that was good. But the surprise that Darcy provided was pretty sweet as well.


message 12: by Sophie (new)

Sophie | 1458 comments Haha really! Punched wick in the face? ;)
What is this surprise :D !?!


message 13: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephanie-jo) | 79 comments Soph you will have to read the book to find out. :)


message 14: by Leah (new)

Leah (princessleia) | 87 comments Yes, she wrote Darcy so well.

Collins was great too, I love how boring they make him. Every interaction made me laugh


message 15: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephanie-jo) | 79 comments Yes they did! I also like the character of Lydia, she reminds me of the Lydia from the movie with Keira Knightley.


message 16: by Leah (new)

Leah (princessleia) | 87 comments Yes, Lydia was so insufferable.


message 17: by Sophie (new)

Sophie | 1458 comments Why did I know you were going to say that! ;)


message 18: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephanie-jo) | 79 comments Soph I found it to be a really quick read.


message 19: by Maggie (new)

Maggie | 48 comments I just started and finished it today, inspired by this posting. I really liked it! Especially how all the names were tied in some way "Mr. Meryton" "Claudia Reynolds" etc. I also really liked Elizabeth Bennet as a character.


message 20: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephanie-jo) | 79 comments glad that you liked it maggie. you should read her other book as well. It doesn't have a JA theme but is still really good. It is called the Lonely Hearts Club.


message 21: by Maggie (new)

Maggie | 48 comments I'll look into that, thanks Stephanie


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