Saturday, 1 September 2012

PROM AND PREJUDICE by Elizabeth Eulberg

Publication date: January 4th, 2011
Number of Pages: 231
Date read: September 1st, 2012

(Description source: Goodreads)

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?


Prom and Prejudice was an interesting story, the description drew me straight away... who doesn't love a reluctant romance or a seeming love/hate or love to hate realationship? Ok, so some of these type books do drive me a little insane, but this one was enjoyable, to say the least.

Lizzie has had a hell of a time since she started at the Longbourne Academy, and by 'hell of a time' she is literally comparing most of her classmates to the devil. All except her roomm,ate Jane. Jane is kind and makes life bearable for Lizzie, so in return Lizzie agrees to go to formal events and fancy parties.
Lizzie really has to make an effort by going to these parties, since Jane's crush, Charles Bingely, has returned from London and they've started something going. Jane is sure that things will be fine for Lizzie, thinking that Lizzie and Charles's best friend Will Darcy would be great together. But their first meeting doesn't go well, seems Will has something against scholarship kids

From then on Lizzie refuses to get along with Will, after the way he acted when they first met he must be a stuck-up jerk, right? Lizzie won't admit that she might be drawn to him. Things are beyond complicated, will the truth, about several things, ever be untwisted and uncovered?
Lizzie was a really stubborn character, she was flawed, funny and capable of sticking up for herself, but like anyone she made mistakes. Will Darcy was a surprising character, I liked him a lot. Jane was the sweet best friend who had Lizzie's back no matter what. All of the characters had their flaws, made mistakes and acted more than a little dumb, but nearly every single one of them was redeamable... though not everyone plays nice...
The plot worked well, it was decently paced even if I was itching for somethings to happen or be said or discovered a little quicker. This story said a lot about first impressions, judging others, misjudging people and situations, learning the truth, admitting flaw or mistake and trying to be a better person. There was conflict littered throughout that spiced things up, but it was near the end that one of my favourite scenes/chapters happened.
This novel will surprise you and make you second guess things.
A great book.

“Oh, Darcy!' Fitz grabbed Darcy by the collar. 'You have such a way with the ladies.” 

I rate Prom and Prejudice Four out of Five!

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