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The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet [Hardcover]

Bernie Su , Rorick Kate , Kate Rorick
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1 July 2014
"Pure genius...a sharp, clever re-imagining...if Austen was writing now, she might have created something like this." The Guardian on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries may have started as a school project for Lizzie, but it grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters, beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. People watched, debated, tweeted, tumblr'd, and suddenly Lizzie was YouTube sensation. But not everything happened on-screen. Lizzie kept a secret diary. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet is everything you didn't see in her videos - and more. This is Pride and Prejudice as you've never experienced it before! Read The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, watch the YouTube videos at and check her out on Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter - become part of the sensation that's captured the imagination of millions of fans!
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone Books (1 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476763143
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476763149
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 13.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 507,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bernie Su is the Emmy Award-winning executive producer, co-creator, head writer, and director of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries for which he received a Streamy Award for Best Writing, Comedy and Best Interactive Program. Su is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and lives in Los Angeles. Kate Rorick is a writer for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. She has written for a variety of television shows, including Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Terra Nova. In her spare time, she is the bestselling author of historical romance novels under the name Kate Noble. Rorick is a graduate of Syracuse University and lives in Los Angeles. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent accompaniment to the YouTube series 24 Jun 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Some time ago the Austenesque world was abuzz with something new – a series of YouTube videos telling an updated version of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. I was sceptical, but I started on episode 1 and had a marathon watch-a-thon until I’d caught up. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (or LBD, as many people shorted it to) moved the Bennets to modern-day California. The family consists of lovely sweet Jane, our somewhat snarky heroine Lizzie and the energetic younger sister Lydia. Lizzie is studying mass communications for her masters degree and is making a video diary as part of her degree. Like thousands of others, I tuned in twice a week for a 5-ish minute video with an insanely catchy theme tune, and caught up with a snippet of Lizzie’s life.

I thought this was such a clever series. It’s one thing doing a modern update; I’ve read plenty of those, but this also had to work within some limitations. Firstly, the perspective is quite limited – these are Lizzie’s videos and very much seen through her filter. Secondly, the videos were being posted online from the outset, which some people know, and others find out throughout the course of the videos. Some characters we don’t see in person, and Lizzie does some ‘costume theatre’ to play their roles, which I found really funny, particularly her interpretation of her mother, complete with hat. There was also content in other platforms, such as twitter accounts of the characters that you could follow etc. Although obviously modernised, the main story points of Pride & Prejudice were all identifiable in the events the videos report.

When I heard there was a book of the LBD I wondered if it would bring anything new to the table, or whether it’d be the same as the videos but just in book form.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read 18 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Touchstone and NetGalley*

This book is a companion to the YouTube series that follows the life of twenty-four-year-old Lizzie Bennet, a grad student, while living at home with her parents and two sisters Jane and Lydia. Lizzie makes videos about her life for her thesis and becomes a YouTube celebrity.

This book is the perfect companion to the videos - it gives us an insight into Lizzie's head and includes details that weren't included in the videos.

Overall this was an enjoyable read that I would definitely recommend to fans of the YouTube series.
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Really enjoyed the web series and this is a great accompaniment. I read it quickly when it first arrived and will be reading it while rewatching the videos in a month or so. The dates in the entries will make it easy to watch and read concurrently. It adds an extra dimension to an already excellent retelling of my all time favourite book.
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