**Sorry if you saw this post Tuesday instead of today, I somehow scheduled two posts for the same time, and WordPress will apparently let you do that**
My March book for the Pride & Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge is:
Prom and Prejudice; Elizabeth Eulberg
As the title implies, this is a modern Pride & Prejudice. Longbourn and Pemberley become high-class boarding schools for girls and boys respectively, with Elizabeth Bennett a scholarship student.
Jane is Lizzy’s friend and roommate instead of sister, and there’s other tweaks to the family tree. However, Ms. Eulberg did achieve what I consider vital for a good P & P remake–the characters remain quite recognizable, even with their modern slant.
Lydia, still Jane’s sister, is thoughtless, careless, and obsessed with pretty dresses. Caroline is snobby and rude–in fact, most of the girls at Longborn Academy are horrible, making Lizzy’s days the kind of trial that only high school-age girls can.
And instead of marriage, the goal is prom, a shining weekend-long event that harks back to the days of come out balls. Lizzy isn’t too sure she wants to go, but Jane wants nothing more than to go with Charles Bingley. And Charles’ friend, Will Darcy, catches Lizzy’s eye, but after she hears him speaking insultingly of her, she’s determined to avoid him.
The rest of the story unfolds in a predictable and satisfying manner.