Oh, this book. The feels. (Excuse me while I fangirl.)
A prom-season delight of Jane Austen proportions.
If you're looking for the perfect book on a rainy day, I suggest this. It's quick and easy, short and fun. Obviously, it's a remake of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, one that is done very well. No matter how many times I read this, the characters always cheer me up.
The story takes place in high society New York, where our main character, Lizzie Bennet, is a scholarship student at a prestigious academy called Longbourn. All of the girls are nasty and horrible to the 'hobo' as they have called her. However, she finds shelter in her kind roommate, Jane, and the other scholarship student, Charlotte.
I really love how true to the story this book is. It is a colorful spin on the original classic. Every character was true version of their teenage selves, if not amplified. The story wasn't forced or sluggish, either.
Lizzie was strong, stubborn, and independent. I'm sure that, if Jane Austen were able to read this, she would approve. Darcy was the equivilant, always steady throughout. One of the main things that I love about both the original and this version is how the characters grow and develop in natural ways through each other and the situations that they go through.
I loved how, just when you knew that the adaptation was going downhill, it immediately picked up and continued strong.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Over and out,