When Mrs. Bennet inherits enough money to move into the kind of village she has always dreamed of, her daughters find themselves swept up in a glamorous life of partying and country pursuits. However, Lizzie and her sisters soon discover the truth.
I was having a go at reading some Jane Austen books and my librarian said that if I was into those then I might be into this book. It was based on ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen so I thought I should give it a try. So I did. Here goes, so Mrs Bennet and Mr Bennet have 5 daughters (I know! 5!) Jane, Lizzie, Meredith, Katy and Lydia. They move to a posh village with massive fancy houses. Lizzie likes the new house because she can have her own room. Anyway her family get invited to a party to meet some of the people in the village. Lizzie meets Charlie and Caroline Bingley and Charlie’s best friend James Darcy. James has a hate for Lizzie because he grew up in a posh all-boys school and Lizzie says how amazing her State school was. She was showing off and he hated it.
On the other hand though Jane had her eye on Charlie and Charlie quite liked her back. While all this was happening ( it’s a bit hard to follow, can you see why?) Lydia had ran off to a Club with another boy called Danny who was also at the party …and breathe… ok, so all the others went off to find Lydia and Katy (who was a suck up to her twin and liked to follow her around) and when they were at the Club Lizzie overheard James saying to Charlie that he didn’t like her and Lizzie left the Club in anger and everyone had to follow, it annoyed everyone as they didn’t want to go.
Sound familiar to all you Jane Austen lovers out there?
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Verdict: Very good book, for ages about 12-16 and girls (or boys who like romance)
Reviewed by Daisy (12)