Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Review: 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, it delivered!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?Will Lizzie’s pride and Will’s prejudice keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making? Whatever the result, Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club, has concocted a very funny, completely stylish delight for any season — prom or otherwise.
Prom & Prejudice was a cute, quick, and fun read. Best of all? It followed Pride and Prejudice a lot! I loved how the main characters had the same names as Jane Austen’s characters. Elizabeth Bennett, or Lizzie, was such a feisty, independent, and strong girl in this novel. Sure she had moments that made her crazy, or angry, or something else, but she’s a teenager! I loved Jane and Charlotte too! Jane was just the same sweetheart from Austen’s book but she was Lizzie’s best friend instead. Lydia was just as I had remembered her!
Darcy and Charles were my two favorite guys in this book. Actually, I even liked Collins and how his character was just like I had expected him to be. Charles Bingley was a total sweetheart. I loved him! He was sweet, loving, nice, and yes, an idiot. Who hasn’t fallen in love with William Darcy from Austen’s book? I loved the Will Darcy of this book. I also liked how from Pride and Prejudice, Lizzie and Darcy don’t start off on the best terms. Their slowly evolving relationship from enemies to friends to more was a nice touch. It helped develop both Lizzie’s and Darcy’s characters in this book!
The plot flowed well. The fact that prom was the main theme of this novel was also a great idea. Eulberg was able to stay true to the original story but also add in her own thoughts and ideas. It worked really well and I enjoyed reading this book a lot! All in all, Prom & Prejudice was a great read. I finished it in one sitting. I found myself smiling and laughing with the quirky comments and dialogue.
Read this book! I'm sure you're going to enjoy reading every bit of it. And when it ends? You're going to want more!