Rating 5/5 stars
Publication Date August 2nd 2011
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.
This book is a 21rt century version of Pride and Prejudice.It's very to see the similarities between those two books.The similarities are the names(Elise Benton-Elizabeth Bennet and Derek's sister Georgia-Mr. Darcy's sister Georgiana)the plot,the end making a little predictable the book without making it boring.It's an easy read and if you like pride and prejudice you will like this one too
Elise Benton moves with her family to California and with her sister Julliana continue their education to a new high school where their mother is the principle.There Juliana mets Chase and they immediately have a connection.Elise is forced to sit with her,Chase and Chase's friend Derek at lunch.Derek is a little hostile to everyone else and that makes Elise to dislike him and later refuse to go to the dance with him.She meets Webster and they start hanging out and he makes her believe Derek is the bad one between the two of them(reminds you any character?).Elise and Derek come closer when they realise that someone broke up Chase and Julliana's relationship.After that pretty much they start to become something more than friends(as you already have guessed,I guess).
I think everyone will enjoy this book(I know I did).The characters had a development,Elise stopped having prejudices and realised that everything is not what it seems and Derek stopped having so much pride and seeing in the other people that everyone wanted something from him or they hang out with him cause his parents are famous.The writing was very good and the book is definitely not a epic fail.