It should be a truth universally acknowledged that even someone who has read Pride and Prejudice twice, watched adaptions several times, seen a local play production, and who's writing a school essay about one of the characters is not qualified to formulate a review for the perfectness that is Pride and Prejudice.
But she'll try it anyways. :D
I'm going to try my four category review format. Maybe that will help. :)
Jane Austen's characterization comes in halves. Half brilliant, half so-so. Her female characters-- Lydia, Elizabeth, Jane, Mrs. Bennet(my poor, poor nerves!)-- are often well thought out and developed, while her male characters are somewhat one-dimensional. *hides*
But that's okay! The brilliance of her female characters makes up for her sometimes flat male characters. And Mr. Collins is good! ("Lady Catherine de Bourgh")
I found it more engaging on this read since I was anticipating what would come next, but that could also have something to do with being a little young when I read it the first time. xD
Not bad at all, but actually not my favorite style. It's a little--hmm...stiff(?).
Very entertaining! More so as a re-read, but again, that could have something to do with my originally reading it as a junior high student.
As much as this goes against my principles(haha), I might recommend watching the movie first. It may help you enjoy the book more.
Either way, you should read it if you haven't yet, even if just to experience what all the hype is about. :) If you don't like it, that's okay because confession: I think it's overrated. It's amazing but overrated.
Hey, I actually reviewed it! That wasn't so bad! And, truly, it's very good; it's not like it's the book's fault for being overrated! :)
Have you read Pride and Prejudice? Do you, too, think it's overrated?