(Hub Reading Challenge: Popular Paperbacks)
After The Diviners it was a treat to pick up a fluffy book I could read in a day. The inspiration for this story is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and the characters share the names of the characters in the original. The story is modernized and set in an exclusive snobby wealthy private school where Lizzie Bennett is a scholarship student and looked down on by everyone else. Enter Will Darcy (who looked like a teenage Colin Firth in my head.) I liked the new details Eulberg gave the story-Lizzie is such an accomplished pianist that she’s destined for Carnegie Hall, the prom at the academy is covered by the New York Times Style section. I enjoyed how much this followed the original, even to the extent that sometimes these über-rich kids spoke like English people in the 1800s.
A fun, quick, prom season read.