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Translate My Heart

I am a twenty-something year old with a fondness for books, snail mail and summer dresses. I work in a bookshop and live in the pages of books.

Prom and Prejudice

Prom and Prejudice - Elizabeth Eulberg One of my dirty little secrets is I am super into Pride and Prejudice to the point that I read fanfiction, sequels and adaptations. This Pride and Prejudice reinterpretation takes place in a modern day Connecticut at the very fancy, very posh Longbourn Academy. Lizzie Bennett, a scholarship student and musical prodigy, cannot stand most of her rich classmates and vice versa. When her best friend Jane drags her to a party she encounters snobbish Will Darcy. She automatically labels him as another rich jerk. But they keep running into each other as Jane and Will's best friend Charles spend time together. The plotting of the book is very parallel to Austen's Pride and Prejudice, except for the time change. However, what was missing is the depth of emotion. While this adaptation is adorable and fun, it lack the emotion in Austen's story and the characters seemed mainly shadows of Austen's. Especially Will Darcy. Sometimes the events felt designed to follow the Pride and Prejudice plot and did not naturally fit the modern day setting of the story. It felt more like a modern outline of Austen's book.There is a bright light to this and it's the witty dialogue. The characters are very well spoken and kept the story flowing. The dialogue does not lack, nor does Eulberg ramble on for hours. It's perfect for teenagers looking for a fluffy, fun read. And hopefully it will introduce a whole new generation to Austen's Pride and Prejudice and prompt them to read the original.