***** (5 out of 5)
Being my favorite book I have to make my first post about it!
Pride and Prejudice is perfect. If you don’t believe me watch The Big Bang Theory season 7 episode 4.
I first read Pride and Prejudice when I was a junior in high school. I fell in love with it instantly. I felt a certain connection with Elizabeth. She was strong willed and free. She wasn’t afraid to admit when she was wrong. She stood up for what she believed in. She fought for her family. I could go on and on. She was everything I wished to be. Even now 10 years later, she is still one of my biggest role models.
Part of the magic of the book is that you fall in love with Mr. Darcy as Elizabeth falls in love with him. At first you hate him. Then slowly without realizing it, you start to fall in love. Elizabeth even says herself “It has been coming on so gradually, that I hardly know when it began.” It is a true masterpiece that takes the reader on a journey without them even realizing till the end.
All the characters, good and bad, are so real. Even 204 years after it was written you can still understand and relate to the characters. Pride and Prejudice has withstood the test of time. Both in my life (it is my go to book whenever I need comfort) and throughout history. It was written in 1813, and people are still reading it and loving it. It is often required reading in high school, which means a lot of people should hate it (don’t lie, did you really like most of the books they made you read?) but people don’t. People love it. (It has a 4.24 out of 5 right now on goodreads.)
I don’t know what else to say. Its my favorite book. I think everyone should read it!