Yes...I read the book, even though the movies were great as well!
So I was just living my life, reading lots of books, discovering the awesomeness of The Lunar Chronicles, browsing the library...stuff like that. Then suddenly I came across a book called Prom and Prejudice, it was a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Needless to say, I checked it out of the library immediately and started reading. I loved it! :)
I love a lot of retellings because I love seeing the connections from the original story and how things change in the retelling to create a unique version of a classic. I find it completely amazing, which is why I love when you guys do fanfiction of my favorite books. It took awhile for it to click in my head that there must be more published retellings of Pride and Prejudice out there. I found some more!
So here are the ones I've found so far. If you have somehow stumbled on another one. Please share! Tell me!!! Pretty please?!
PS. The blurbs are all from goodreads! :)
From the much-buzzed-about author of THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB (already blurbed by Stephenie Meyer, Lauren Myracle, and Jen Calonita), a prom-season delight of Jane Austen proportions.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date.
After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn't 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 Charles's friend, Will Darcy, who's snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn't seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it's because her family doesn't have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk - so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?
Me: 5/5 stars I loved the awkwardness of Will Darcy!!! I think this book the best representation of Darcy's mysterious, broody character. It's my favorite out of all the retellings of Pride and Prejudice I've read so far. I have to admit the Darcy character scared me a bit....but I guess I liked that? Haha! I'm so strange! It was definitely an awesome read! Warning: A friend of mine had completely different opinions on this book, so read at your own risk. If you read it, don't forget to tell me what you thought about it. I love hearing from you! :)
At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point:
- As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school--not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects.
- As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton isn't exactly on everyone's must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list.
When Elise's beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince's best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl on campus. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long.
Me: 4/5 stars It was a cute story. You might not agree, but as I said I love parallels from retellings, so I might be a bit biased. Read at your own risk. This book stayed true to the broody Mr. Darcy I know and love. Yay!!!! I loved it!! I thought the heroine was going to be a bit annoying at first, but she grew on me. *high fives the author* :D
Dive into the fabulous, fun lives of six Academy girls as their friendships are tested, torn and ultimately triumph…
To say Lizzie and Dante are polar opposites is the understatement of the century. He’s a snooty Exeter transfer with more money than Google. She’s a driven study-a-holic just barely keeping up with tuition. It’s obvious that Dante thinks he’s way too good for Lizzie. And Lizzie knows Dante is a snob with a gift for pressing her buttons. But things are changing fast this year at the Academy. And when Lizzie’s quest to stop those changes blows up in her face, taking her oldest friendship with it, she has nowhere else to turn but to Dante, with his smile, and his secrets… Secrets Lizzie can’t seem to leave alone, no matter how hard she tries…
Me: 4/5 stars
This was one of my favorites to read and it's a series! Yay!!!! I really enjoyed this story. Dante (Mr. Darcy) was not what I expected. It seems that some authors banded together and decided not to let Mr. Darcy have an awkward and broody personality, which is really sad because that's what I loved most about his character. Dante was broody, but not enough for me. I enjoyed the author's prose and felt that she represented the other characters well. This story has a lot going for it. Insider: The next book in the series is called So Into you and will be a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
Random fact: I took an online quiz that said out of all of Jane Austen's Heroines, I'm most like Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility!! So ofcourse I will be reading the next book in the series, I'm hooked. I took a trip over at goodreads and was surprised that some people had the opposite of my experience. Bummer!! You be the judge.
Taylor always gets what he wants until now.
Chloe Elizabeth Hart despises the conceited antics of the popular crowd, or more importantly, one very annoying self-possessed guy, Taylor Anderson, who seems determined to make her the president of his fan club! As if! Every girl in the whole city of Farmington, New Mexico, is in love with him, but he seems to be only interested in Chloe.
This modern high school adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is a battle of wits as Chloe desperately tries to remain the only girl who can avoid the inevitable falling for Taylor.
Me: 3/5 stars. This was probably my least favorite of the retellings, but it was still pretty good. This story also decided to get rid of the broodiness of Mr. Darcy's character :( He was still pretty awkward (around the heroine), so I guess that makes up for it a little. There were definitely some comedic/genius moments. One of the few complaints I had about this book was that he was dating another girl while claiming to be in love with another....What???? Either way, it was a good read, and it made me smile and giggle all the way through. Again, read at your own risk. :)
Do you know of any other YA retellings of Pride and Prejudice? Share it with the rest of us! We want to see all the YA versions of Mr. Darcy!