Thursday, June 18, 2015

REVIEW: An Obstinate, Headstrong Girl by Abigail Bok

Won a print copy of this book in the Sunkissed: Effusions of Summer Beach Party but I did go and buy a kindle copy recently. 

Book Blurb: If Jane Austen were magically transported in time to late 20th-century America, what would she make of it? What stories would she tell? In An Obstinate, Headstrong Girl, she discovers that the more things change, the more they stay the same for Fitzwilliam Darcy and the Bennet family.

My Review: This book is a modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. The author did a good job of keeping to the main plot of the timeless tale. Lizzy ends up being a crusader for human rights and is secretly building a private library to be open to the public for both English and Spanish speaking people in the community at one of her Aunt's last requests. Jane in this story becomes John who still ends up with Bingley in the end. Lydia become Lydon who is Elizabeth's youngest sibling and he is married to Jenny, a general's daughter. Of course our story has to have a Wickham in the story though he is called George (Jorge) Carillo is this story and is a drug dealer. There is no Georgiana in this version but as she didn't really have a big part in the original Pride and Prejudice can you blame the author for removing her all together? 

The rest of the Bennets are just as they are originally though Kitty is a lot more spoiled. Mrs. Bennet is worse than she was in P&P. All she was concerned about was her family's social status. Mr. Bennet is just as unconcerned with his family as he usually is. 

I really enjoyed this book and when I wasn't at work I was reading this constantly. I'm eagerly awaiting more books from Ms. Bok. 

Rating: ★★★★★

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