Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Epic Fail is a modern, young adult adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
I thought it was a cute and funny take on P&P.
Derek Edwards is our Darcy and Elise Benton is our Elizabeth and unlike the original characters thier pride and prejudices are the results of high school. Derek is the son of Hollywood royalty and while everyone can agree his attitude is due to his parents, what they don't know is the real reason he keeps himself apart from those around him. Elise is the daughter of the new princepal and awkward teacher at school, she may be embarassed by her parents and her overly hyper younger sister, but hey who wouldn't be during thier high school years.
I really liked these two. They were great modernzations of the orignal characters and I got sucked into thier story. I think all the characters were wonderfully adapted. I think Webster Grant (Wickam) and Chelsea (Caroline) were even more 'evil' than their Regency counterparts. Chase and Julianna (Bingley and Jane) are your classic characters just in a teenage bodies.
The story was really cute and the novel was an easy read. I just kind of feel the story was rushed a bit in parts. I also didn't like how Elise is sometimes made out to be kind of awkward, it didn't fit with my take on the character.
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