Thursday, January 13, 2011

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg PLUS Giveaway

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary/Romance

Release Date: 1/1/11

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About the Book:
(from publicist) Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn Academy on scholarship, isn't exactly 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 Will Darcy, a pompous jerk who looks down on the middle class. So imagine Lizzie's surprise when Will asks her to the prom! Will Lizzie's pride and Will's prejudice keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making? From Elizabeth Eulberg comes a very funny, completely stylish prom season delight of Jane Austen proportions.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Prom and Prejudice is a cute, light retelling of the classic Pride and Prejudice. If you have readers who enjoyed the original, this will most likely circulate well among them.

The book stays true to the original which is both good and bad. I would have liked to see a bit more originality but instead at times it felt as though the author was making sure she got in every detail from Austen's book. Because of this we don't seem to get a lot of character development. This is more for fans of the original and readers who know the original storyline. The characters aren't developed much and I knew who they were because of the original story, but readers not familiar with the classic might have some trouble. There's not a lot much of a relationship developed between Lizzie and Will and I was left a bit frustrated because I didn't really ever know what they saw in each other.

The author does take good care of the story and Austen fans will appreciate that Elizabeth Eulberg is a fellow fan. The romance is light and the book's modern take has a bit of a "Gossip Girl" feel to it. It's a quick read and I would recommend it to readers who are already fans of Jane Austen. It would be a cute book to read for a book club along with the original to compare versions. I know my teens are going to love it-it won't stay on my library shelf for long!


If you're a Pride and Prejudice fan, I've got a giveaway for you!!

Two lucky winners will receive a copy of Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg.
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-Contest Ends January 27 at midnight (CT)

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9 comments:

  1. I am glad to see there is someone else out there that feels as I do about this. I had the same reaction to this book that you did. I felt it was a little too much like an exact duplicate and didn't bring anything new to the story. I just posted my own review of this a few moments ago and we're on the same page on just about every point!

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  2. I've never read Pride and Prejudice, but I think I would really like it and Prom and Prejudice seems really cute! :)

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  3. I adored this book, which surprised me b/c I wasn't a huge fan of her first book. I agree that it duplicated virtually every part of the original story, but I loved seeing how this book twisted the classic scenes into something new. I also agree that the book is most appropriate for people who know the classic well. I don't know that it can stand on its own for those who haven't read the original. It felt sort of like fan fiction to me.

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  4. Been seeing a lot about this book and it looks so cute. Love P&P!

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  5. I fell in the middle on this one as well. Like you I thought it was cute and the way she chose to tell the story fit in well with contemporary YA readers.

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  6. I really enjoyed The Lonley Hearts Club, so I can't wait to read this one for myself. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I'm a little torn on updates of Pride & Prejudice, but I'm crossing my fingers that I like this one.

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  8. I'm glad I've read some reviews for this one so my expectations are a bit more moderate. I hope I enjoy it. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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