Monday, October 17, 2016

Darcy Swipes Left by Jane Austen -ADVISABLE

Austen, Jane  Darcy Swipes Left 114 pgs. Random House, 201 $9.99  Content: Language: PG13 (5 swears, but many more in emoticon); Mature Content: PG Violence: G
A re-telling of the classic Pride and Prejudice told in text-message format. Readers discover the hatred turned romance of Lizzy and Darcy as they have various meetings at dances and accidents and how they grown on one another. No one is left out with a large cast of characters. Bright full color pages and lots of interesting photographs, acronyms, and emoticons.
This complex plot is hard to describe, I have run into this before with a manga re-telling of this same story. I LOVE this series and this one was fantastic. This includes references to dating apps, since various characters’ swipe left when they want to turn down another character for a dance. Along with references to gold-diggers, running out of time to have children, tons of emoticon style swears and of course, the overall dating and marriage theme, this book is better off in the hands of high school students.

HS –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

1 comment:

Lisa Morey said...

In the spirit of Yolo Juliet, Carbone has once again told a complicated classic tale through text messages, emoticons and social media. An hilarious story from beginning to end - and so much funnier if you know the source material.