“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date.”

Thus begins the novel Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg.

This was the second contemporary Pride and Prejudice re-telling that I read this month and was by far my favorite.

I don’t usually read YA/Teen fiction, but the title was so clever I couldn’t resist. I wish I had thought of it.

The novel remained true to the original plot of P and P with modern situations and settings. What I liked most about the story was its lack of “reality show” language that is prevalent in teen shows and books. The novel was clean and I will have no problem at all letting my 10-year-old niece read it. The only kissing that occurred was on the cheek.

I can’t imagine that any teenager or pre-teen would miss the “reality”.