This is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice from Lydia’s point of view, where Lydia speaks, like, ‘modern speak’, like. Which got a wee bitty annoying.
Anywho, I liked how we could see the story from Lydia’s perspective. She’s just as obnoxious but we can see that she’s doing her best to help her family and was actually behind everything!
I liked how she reference modern things with a classic twist: her ‘soaps’ are gossip that she hears from one of the servants whilst she’s up to her arms in soap suds (the servant, not Lydia. She hates manual labour). Another one I liked were the ‘Jackson Five’ brothers who looked after their sister.
She’s a bit pathetic when it comes to Wickham. She doesn’t actually mention anything about his looks and seems to think that the sun shines out of his bum. She doesn’t realise that he doesn’t love her and is only interested in the money that she can get for him. And the sex. Which is weird to think about Jane Austen’s characters ‘doing the nasty’.
So, if you liked Pride and Prejudice and want a ‘modern’ twist to it, then I would recommend this book.