When grad student Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bennet meets internet entrepreneur William Darcy, it is pretty much mutual dislike at first sight. Lizzie, a communications major with way more sharp, clever comebacks than actual wealth, is very unimpressed by the young, tech genius Darcy, who, apart from interacting with a few close friends, seems determined to communicate his disdain for everyone he meets, Lizzie included. Over the course of a few more meetings, Lizzie’s and Darcy’s mutual dislike appears headed for full blown loathing. But when a crisis in Lizzie’s family unexpectedly puts her in the path of encountering Darcy one more time, will the two of them discover that their hatred for one another is suddenly turning to attraction, instead?
I know what some of you readers are thinking: “Another Pride and Prejudice remake-seriously?” But The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet is not so much a modern day remake of Pride and Prejudice, as it is a fresh, funtribute to the original novel. If you are a P and P fan from way back, you will find much to like about this spirited, imaginative take on the beloved story. And if you are totally unfamiliar with the literary dynamic duo that is Lizzie and Darcy, this entertaining introduction will leave you wanting to learn more. And, as a bonus, devotees of the book, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, can also check out the companion web series version of the story on YouTube. For fans of socially astute Lizzie Bennet and her equally culturally savvy creator, Jane Austen, this book/web series combo is an irresistible gift.