I loved the webshow The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Will I love the The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel when it arrives June 24th? Well, let’s think about why we loved the webshow in the first place.
While I’m not up for every modern adaption or morphing of Pride and Prejudice, e.g., Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I like Bollywood’s Bride and Prejudice (it always brings a smile to my face) and Lost in Austen. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries hold a special place in Austen ‘verse since they both convey the heart of the story and make it current and fresh. It was also done well. For a deeper dive into the series, see my review of The Brilliant Lizzie Bennet Diaries – You did Austen proud.
So I’m looking forward with some pretty strong anticipation and, admittedly, trepidation on a novelization of a webshow of a classic novel. Seriously, it looks like fun and, I’m reminded by looking back to the webshow; let’s be open to something new.