Pride and Prejudice has now been around for 200 years! When you read it, it's no wonder why people are still picking it up so long after it was first published. Jane Austen pulls you into the story so that you can't put it down. Pride and Prejudice is a love story set in the 19th century, where every woman must be married off. The heroine is Elizabeth Bennet, one of five daughters. Her mother, Mrs. Bennet is determined to get all of her daughters married off, most of the time not caring about whether her daughters love the man or not. The book begins with Mrs. Bennet's excitement over the rich and single Mr. Bingley moving near them. When Elizabeth comes across Mr. Darcy (a friend of Mr. Bingley), she decides that she loathes him. Will she change her mind? Elizabeth is a strong woman who speaks what she thinks. Mr. Darcy has a wonderful character growth throughout the book, changing for the better because of his admiration for Elizabeth. There isn't any sexual situations in the book, though one of the girls is suggested to have been living with a man before they were married. Most of the romance is sweet and pure, the slow process of courting. There's no foul language or violence. One minor character is said to drink and gamble a lot. Elizabeth has a good relationship with her father and her elder sister, Jane. Pride and Prejudice is a enjoyable story, that I'd highly suggest for people to read.
Note: Though I said that it's on for ages 10+, I might wait until a child is bit older for them to be introduced to this book, so that they can fully enjoy it.
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