By Jane Austen
"When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited, while he struggles to remain indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life."
Rating: 5 brilliant stars!
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a girl who loves YA and hates classics must eat her words once finishing Pride and Prejudice...
GUYS. Would it be very unoriginal of me to say that I LOVED this book? But really, what is there to say about P&P that hasn’t already been said?
Jane Austen’s prose is just beyond wonderful. She writes with fabulous wit and humor that had me laughing out loud in just about every chapter. While there were some paragraphs I had to reread and some words I had to look up, it was all worth it. Her writing is absolutely enthralling and her language makes me feel ashamed at being part of the "YOLO" and "SWAG" generation...
Austen's characters are all wonderfully crafted and while some got on my nerves (*cough* Lydia *cough* Lady Catherine) I still ended up loving them all at the end because of how they contributed to the story. Elizabeth was a far better heroine than I ever imagined her to be. She's sarcastic, witty, kind, and the most amazing of sisters. I was very surprised by how relatable I found her to be and even more so at how much I loved her as a character.
And now for the obligatory Darcy paragraph....
Y'ALL. There is a reason why he is the original book boyfriend. Admittedly I did not like him at first and I feared that I, lover of all romances, would not be susceptible to the infamous Mr. Darcy swoon. But he got to me guys. HE GOT TO ME. The relationship build-up, though somewhat slow, was very believable and utterly heart-melting.
I should also mention that as much as I loved Elizabeth and Darcy, I was also a huge fan of Jane and Bingley. What can I say? Jane Austen knows how to write a good romance!
All in all: This was a fabulous book and I can't believe I didn't read it sooner! I loved the writing, the characters, and the romance and I find myself craving another Austen book--and believe me, I never thought I'd willingly want to read a classic!