Posts tagged: Pride & Prejudice
We’re all familiar with this story about the heroine’s pride and hero’s prejudices. In fact we’ve been treated to numerous renditions of this classic by Jane Austen. This time the story’s set in an ivy league-ish school filled with prima donnas born with the proverbial silver spoon. Our heroine, a middle-class Hoboken native who got in to the prestigious girls’ school via a music and academic scholarship, was one of the two sore thumbs sticking out amidst the sea of Paris Hiltons et al.
Elizabeth Eulberg made Lizzie Bennett an only child of a middle class couple while Jane was the eldest daughter of a wealthy couple facing an impending social outcast status because of some financial troubles. It was a nice concept told in first person POV.
Will Darcy was written to be disliked since the readers are seeing him through the eyes of Lizzie, while George “Wick” Wickham was seen as the charming - at first - “innocent” fellow scholarship student at the prestigous boys school Darcy and Charles Bingley attended.
From the much-buzzed-about author of THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB (already blurbed by Stephenie Meyer, Lauren Myracle, and Jen Calonita), a prom-season delight of Jane Austen proportions.
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?