Staff Review: "Lizzy Bennet's Diary"
Inspired by Jane Austen’s classic novel, “Pride and Prejudice”, we can easily believe that Elizabeth Bennet just might have written this diary. It is a fun re-imagining of Lizzy Bennet’s world through her eyes with realistic journal entries and cute drawings and captions filling each page. But it’s the realistic invitations, notes, and letters glued to the pages in scrapbook style that thrilled me the most. As a person who is very familiar with Austen’s novel, “Pride and Prejudice, and the many screenplays based on the novel, I am not sure how a young child unfamiliar with these might respond to this “diary”, but I hope that it would lead them to the original work. For those of us who can never get enough of Longbourn, Mr. Darcy, and the irrepressible Bennets, this is a wonderful treat that is true to the original classic.