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, might be – especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London.
Lizzie is happy about her friend’s burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles’s friend, Will Darcy, who’s snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn’t seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it’s because her family doesn’t have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk – so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?
Title: Prom and Prejudice
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Publisher: Point Publishing
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
This was a cute and short read. If you go into this book expecting the world, you’ll be disappointed. But if you’re just wanting something light and cute to pass the time, you’ll enjoy this one.
This book follows the original Pride and Prejudice storyline so most of the plot is familiar. I liked that Eulberg added her own flair to things with the whole prom theme. We get to see Lizzie and Darcy in a contemporary setting and it’s a lot of fun. Each scene was short and sweet and usually contains some banter. While the banter wasn’t revolutionary, it was still interesting.
I wish there could have been a little more depth to Darcy and Lizzie. They fell kinda flat for me for the most part which was sad, but not wholly unsurprising. I think if we could have heard more of Lizzie’s thoughts in the scenes, that might have added to her character and helped me, as the reader, get to know her better.
Overall, this was cute and sweet and entertaining. This wouldn’t be the first book I recommend to others, but I wouldn’t discourage it either.