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The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet 

"I’ll give him this: at least with Darcy you know for certain whether he likes you. Or in my case,  whether he does not" 

So being as big a fan over Pride and Prejudice as I am, and being totally head over heels in love with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries it was only inevitable that I would buy this book. I was expecting to enjoy this book even if it was basically a written narrative of the vlogs online but I loved it so much more than that as it had a lot more.

There are improvements to every aspect in the story during the course of this book and so many more details come to life about all areas of the story that it remains fresh enough to be very enjoyable. I love that we get to see reasoning behind video decisions in the book, for things that are even as simple as Lizzie’s excessive make up in the first episode as it makes the videos feel so much more real and rounded.

It was interesting to see the story singularly from just Lizzie’s viewpoint and not with Lydia and Gigi as in the vlogs as it gave me a lot more sympathy to Lizzie when dealing with the George/Lydia story arc as it comes so out of the blue for her. Having said that I was a little disappointed that Lydia’s viewpoint wasn’t as immersed as it was my favourite element of the vlogs but getting a sequel from her perspective will more than make up for this and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

Lizzie’s Dad was perhaps my favourite surprise of the book as he had all the charm of the Mr Bennet of the classic but with the heart and humour of a modern Dad and even has a bit of his own story arc. He and other smaller more homely features of the book made it feel a it cosier and made me feel as if I was being taken into Lizzie’s confidence and told the secrets of life behind the camera she didn’t want public knowledge. 

I would rate it as ★★★★★

 It’s a real must for fans of everything Elizabeth or Lizzie Bennet. It really brings the story to a realistic modern setting and develops the characters to a familiar but fresh friendliness with it. I do kind of have a desire for perhaps a war time adaptation of the story along with this as it’s such a timeless tale I want to experience it in all capacities possible.  If you haven’t watched the youtube series yet you must do so NOW! 

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