Prom and Prejudice

Prom and Prejudice

Book - 2011
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For Lizzie Bennett, a music scholarship student at Connecticut's exclusive, girls-only Longbourn Academy, the furor over prom is senseless, but even more puzzling is her attraction to the pompous Will Darcy, best friend of her roommate's boyfriend.
Publisher: New York : Point, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545240772
0545240778
Branch Call Number: YF EULBE-E
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Austen, Jane 1775-1817 Pride and prejudice

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YuntianGong
Jun 29, 2017

the author clearly copied the charactors from another book called pride and prejustice

sarag1 Jun 12, 2017

So I'm giving this two stars.
One, for the fact that the author clearly has strength. I mean, to take what is clearly fanfiction and manage to get it published is impressive.
Two, because it is so very very funny.

Really.

But it's actually written horribly. Cool idea maybe? But the transformation from brain to page was not smooth at all. Grammar mistakes and choppy plot... I'm just not satisfied.

But it was an extremely fun read, that's for sure and certain!!

FindingJane Jun 07, 2017

This story doesn’t veer much in terms of plotline from the original classic “Pride and Prejudice”. With a few changes in spelling, all the familiar characters are in place: Lizzie, Jane, Lydia, Darcy, Bingley, Colin, Caroline, Catherine, et al. Ms. Eulberg does play with certain aspects of Austen’s novel. She rids Lizzie of her siblings, making her an only child, and Jane her best friend and confidante rather than a younger sister. She also makes Longbourn an elite academy for upper-class students, thus placing the familiar story in a contemporary setting.

However, class prejudices didn’t go out of fashion with the Regency period. Lizzie Bennet is a scholarship student, an alumnus of Longbourn only because of her brilliance at the piano. She has to work at a JOB, can’t afford couture clothes and comes from folks who’ve had to work hard for their precious daughter’s schooling. None of the other Longbourn girls are going to let her forget her low-class status.

Ms. Eulberg is superb at letting us see Lizzie’s monetary concerns, her concentrated attention to the piano (almost the only ray of sunshine that she enjoys) and her determination to succeed in spite of the nearly non-stop hazing she endures at the hands of the other students. If you found yourself seething at Lizzie being insulted, physically assaulted with cold slushies or hot coffee, then Ms. Eulberg has done a solid assignment at placing you squarely in her heroine’s shoes.

Lizzie’s unremitting persecution by the upper-class students makes her dislike of Will Darcy explicable; she certainly has more reason to detest his kind than Elizabeth Bennet ever did. So it’s even more delightful to read about how she slowly picks out the truth about his nature. The ending is both touching, surprising and well in keeping with the established characters of this feisty couple.

This is a very good updating and redux of Jane Austen’s most famous novel and a terrific introduction of the classic for YA readers.

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blobmistro
Mar 29, 2017

i really liked this book. It had so many twists and turns that i couldn't predict what was next.

Violet_Dog_983 Apr 14, 2015

I really l<3ved this book! It is a must read that made me not want to put it down.

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mirakandhari
Jan 30, 2015

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg was such a good book to read. Longbourn Academy is the perfect school for school for all the rich girls that are looking for glamour while learning. For everyone except Elizabeth who is attending this school on a piano scholarship. The only thing that this school cares about is Prom, which they claim is the most important night of everyone's lives. Elizabeth's best friend/ roommate , Jane, invites her to attend her boyfriends ball. However she is very hesitant to go because she always felt as if she never fit in with the "rich people" crowd. When they both finally arrive at the ball Jane goes off with her beautiful rich boyfriend Charles Bringley. Leaving Elizabeth alone with Charles' best friend Will Darcy behind. At first Darcy didn’t make such a good impression on Elizabeth but he ended up having such an impact on her life in ways she would have never expected. How so? I guess you will have to read it to find out. This book is so full of unguessable surprises. I have at least read this book 3 times and it is fascinating each time. Events that you will never imagine end up happening in this book. At first I thought this would be a typical boy girl prom story where the guy finds an amazing way to ask the girl but this definitely was not the case what so ever. The author did an amazing job at writing this book and I can guarantee once you start to read it will be quite impossible to put it down.

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burgundy_baboon_25
Jan 29, 2015

Incredible book. I've tried to read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice before, but I've always been discouraged as soon as I open the book because of the old-fashioned language. This book inspires me to try again!!

PimaLib_JB Oct 28, 2014

A modern-day update of Pride and Prejudice set at a prep school, with way more coffee.

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kmskmskms3
Feb 19, 2013

It's a great modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Not long after I read this, I read the original book, which was amazing. However, the original was difficult to read at first, (it got much easier as I got used to the writing style) and having a sense of what was supposed to be happening from this book helped me a lot.

Yavril Aug 16, 2012

An extremely good story, based on Pride & Prejudice. Only problem is that my mom now wants my to read Pride & Prejudice! Rrrrggh!

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Mar 29, 2017

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Jan 29, 2015

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aprilmay
Aug 03, 2012

This pretty much 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 isset in modern day, in an elite bordering school, they are younger, and Lizzie doesn't have sisters. Also, Jane is her friend instead of her sister.

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Yavril Aug 16, 2012

"As we drove away, I thought about all the girls who were going to prom tonight. They may have been happy with their fake eyelashes and hair extensions. But that wasn't what I wanted..." Prom & Prejudice

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