4 peanut butter sandwich cookies...YUM! (click for recipe).
Yes. This cover was just perfect for the novel and the tone of the book.
Why I Wanted to Read This Book: A take off of Pride & Prejudice based at an exclusive boarding school...who wouldn't want to read this?
Synopsis from Good Reads:
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? Whatever the result, Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club, has concocted a very funny, completely stylish delight for any season — prom or otherwise.
Romance?: As if I need to say.
What I Liked (& Didn't):
I loved that the author gave Lizzie a good reason for being so judgmental about the rich kids she goes to school with, including Darcy. Lizzie was written perfectly, she made you want to shake her and tell her to open her mind! She drove me nuts, but she is supposed to make you nuts...until the end.
Darcy was perfect, he was written very well. I wasn't even imagining a young Colin Firth! He seemed taller, and darker. And I loved his back story!!
Everyone else was written perfectly as well--the author put all the important people from the story in there. I read with a grin on my face almost the whole book!
What I Would Like to See:
As with any version of Pride & Prejudice I want to know what happens with Lizzie & Darcy after the story is over. But, that's what makes it so good, isn't it? That we can make up the after for ourselves!
To Sum Up:
I am buying this for my library! A perfect intro to this story for younger readers, and enough romance to satisfy any girl.
Book requested and received from Scholastic (Thanks Candace!). Will be released in January 2011.