Prom and Prejudice

By

Elizabeth Eulberg

3.5STARS

Cover Design- The cover isn’t overly eye catching, however the way the title shimmers is appealing. Had I seen this in a bookstore, I don’t know that I would have picked it up. 3 STARS Character Development- Obviously, the characters are loosely based on Jane Austen’s. The characters are modern day, so they connect with todays reader. I found them to be interesting and easy to relate to. I wanted to smack the girls who tortured Lizzie as much as I wanted Lizzie to give Darcy a chance. 4 STARS Concept- Elizabeth Eulberg took a classic and made it her own. The private school Lizzie goes to puts a lot of stock in prom. Everyone expects the boys to ask only the rich girls. The scholarship girls are below them. Lizzie doesn’t let how they treat her get to her for the most part. The twist about Darcy toward the end was perfect for the story. 4 STARS Plot/Subplot- As I said this concept is totally different from the original. The plot is Lizzie coming to terms with her own prejudice. The subplot is Darcy and Lizzie’s relationship. 3 STARS Entertainment Level- I was totally entertained. I didn’t want to put it down. I wanted to know what happened with Lizzie and Darcy. When I finished the book, I was disappointed it ended so quickly. 4 STARS Overall- I give it 3 ½ STARS. Fans or Jane Austin would love this. Even those that aren’t fans would.