Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik is the Pride and Prejudice story in modern dress. Elise, the Elizabeth Bennett character, is a new student at an exclusive Los Angeles private school where her mother has just taken a job as school principal. On her first day she annoys Derek (Darcy), the son of Hollywood royalty but her sister begins dating Derek's brother and so they are frequently throw together. Elise is attracted to Derek's enemy, Webster, but she soon realizes she has made a bad mistake.
Although the book is intended for Grade 7 and up, we in the "and up" category can enjoy it as we search for parallels with our favorite novel.
2011 No 200