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Epic Fail

LaZebnik, Claire Scovell (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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In this modern take on "Pride and Prejudice," Elise Benton, who has just moved to California, is a junior at an exclusive prep school where, in spite of her initial bad impression, she finds herself attracted to the moody and handsome son of Hollywood's most famous celebrity couple.
Authors: LaZebnik, Claire Scovell
Title: Epic fail
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 295 p. ;,21 cm.
Summary: In this modern take on "Pride and Prejudice," Elise Benton, who has just moved to California, is a junior at an exclusive prep school where, in spite of her initial bad impression, she finds herself attracted to the moody and handsome son of Hollywood's most famous celebrity couple.
Audience: Ages 010-013.
Local Note: 33 53 57 68 118 143 244 276
ISBN: 9780061921261
0061921262
9781451721331
1451721331
Statement of Responsibility: Claire LaZebnik
Subject Headings: Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction. Dating (Social customs) Juvenile fiction. Sisters Juvenile fiction. Preparatory schools Juvenile fiction. Schools Juvenile fiction. Social classes Juvenile fiction. Los Angeles (Calif.) Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Interpersonal relations
Dating (Social customs)
Sisters
Preparatory schools
Schools
Social classes
LCCN: 2010040300
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Mar 19, 2014
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Iliked it. It was cute.

Aug 07, 2013
  • artemishi rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

If you want a quick, lighthearted contemporary YA romance novel, you could do worse than Epic Fail. And if that doesn't sound like an epic win, that's because I was hoping for more wit. It's not that Epic Fail is bad- it isn't- it's just so very, very much a Pride & Prejudice retelling without any surprises. It would work well as a primer to Austen, and it was definitely a fast read, but it felt more like a fluffy confection dessert than a novel.

Loved this book. A must read

Nov 09, 2012
  • izzyb14 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It was quite predictable, but still a good fun read. It was neat to see how the author modernized the Pride & Prejudice characters.

Good. Not a very deep concept. But good for light reading.

Aug 03, 2012
  • meikaann rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book for any fan of Jane Austen and chick lit. A very easy read, but fun.

Jul 18, 2012
  • Hannah03 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I honestly loved this book. It was predictable, yet at the same time, there were lots of twists that you didn't expect. I really like how the author showed the different aspects of every character, and how as a reader I could connect with all of the major characters. I also liked the ending, it reflected the "moral" of the story. I really hope there's a sequel some day!

Jul 09, 2012
  • crazy_artist_reader_girl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I didn't realize until the very end that this story was a spin-off of Pride and Prejudice (which I love). Oops. I really enjoyed Claire LaZebnik's take on such a classic story.

Jun 14, 2012
  • Beth1603 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book, however predictable it was. I really liked Derek and was happy that Elise and Derek were able to put two and two together when they realized there was a miscommunication in Chase and Juliana's relationship. It wasn't the typical, frustrating, prolonged misery. A good, easy read!

Jun 13, 2012
  • 5pink61 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this book!

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Jul 18, 2012
  • Hannah03 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hannah03 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Aug 04, 2012
  • daily345family rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

From the back cover of Epic Fail..."Will Elise's love life be an epic win of an epic fail? At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angele's, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point: As the son of Hollywood royalty,Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school--not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects. As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton isn't exactly on everyone's must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list. When Elise's beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince's best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl on campus. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long."

This book kind of reminds me of "Pride and Prejuduce" By Jane Auston. There are alot of similiaritys, if you want to find out...then read the book ☺

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Jun 14, 2012
  • Beth1603 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: No real heavy sexual content but there is a scene where a guy is trying to bring down a celebrity and she has her clothes on (barely) and is in a compromising position. The protagonists stop everything before it gets far.

Jun 14, 2012
  • Beth1603 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Some bombs I didn't expect, but used only once or twice.

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Jun 14, 2012
  • Beth1603 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"I got lost in him, and it was the kind of lost that's exactly like being found"

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