The book trailer for Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg was released sometime last week and while it's not too long, I still like it!
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Summary (from Goodreads):
After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious, very wealthy, girls-only Longbourn Academy are suddenly obsessed with the prom, which they share with the nearby, equally elitist, all-boys Pemberly School. Lizzie Bennett, who attends Longbourn on scholarship, isn't exactly 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 Will Darcy, Charles's friend, who's as snobby and pretentious as his friend is nice. He doesn't seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it's because her family doesn't have money. It doesn't help that Charles doesn't seem to be asking Jane to be his prom date, or that Lizzie meets George Wickham, who tells her that Will Darcy sabotaged his scholarship at Pemberly. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk who looks down on the middle class-so imagine Lizzie's surprise when he asks her to the prom!
Will Lizzie's prejudice and Will's pride keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making? From Elizabeth Eulberg comes a very funny, completely stylish prom season delight of Jane Austen proportions.
I really enjoyed Elizabeth Eulberg's first novel The Lonely Hearts Club, which was a really cute and fun read. I'm expecting more or less the same for Prom and Prejudice this time around which is absolutely just fine for me because I need something with some laughs once my stressful exams are over. So yes, a modern, high school retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice? Definitely count me in!