Oh my god, y’all, this book was so fun. As I’ve admitted in shame before, I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice before (I know, I know). But I grabbed this one on audiobook after approximately one million of you reviewed it favorably, and I really enjoyed it! The audio version in particular was a fun distraction while training for my latest run.
So this tells the modern day story of 5 unmarried sisters, and their various shenanigans as their parents’ financial situation falls to pieces. It’s incredibly funny, dry and witty, with an excellent cast of characters and some seriously good writing. I will admit that my favorite character is Mr. Bennet, who routinely delivers witticisms such as below. But I loved all the girls and totally recommend this to the last few of you who haven’t read it yet.
“Fred!” the nurse said, though they had never met. “How are we today?” Reading the nurse’s name tag, Mr. Bennet replied with fake enthusiasm, “Bernard! We’re mourning the death of manners and the rise of overly familiar discourse. How are you?”