Book Review: Prom and Prejudice

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Prom and Prejudice Prom and Prejudice by
Published by in 2011
Genres: ,
Pages: 231

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?

My Review:

OK, so after finishing Mockingjay I desperately needed something light and fluffy. I turned to this novel, figuring I’d just read a few pages to calm myself down before turning out the light and trying to sleep. Instead, I found myself finishing the whole thing at 2 am because I just couldn’t put it down!  I was sooooo book hung over the next morning!

The thing with this one is it wasn’t that I couldn’t put it down because I couldn’t wait to find out what happens. I knew what happens, because I’ve read/seen the story of Pride and Prejudice so many times I have it memorized. The fact that I still couldn’t put it down means that this was a really good book! I love the idea that there are modern day Darcy’s and Bingley’s out there. I’ve always thought I was very similar to Elizabeth – if I’d been born then, that would have been me, right down to the parents (though I don’t have the siblings to complete the picture).  Darcy would be my perfect man – I couldn’t deal with constant sweetness like Bingley, but Darcy does know how to be that sometimes.  So anyways, the modern Darcy is very intriguing to me, because I’d like to believe he’s out there somewhere.

In the end, this is a really cute book, sort of the antidote to the extreme nightmare inducing (but good in their own way) books like Mockingjay. Of course, I still had nightmares that night, but I would like to think that they weren’t quite so bad as they could have been. So go read it next time you need something cute to read!

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