Classic with a twist

Kelsey David, reporter

What happens when you mix one of the world’s most cherished classics with… zombies? “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,”€ that’s what. I first read “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen in the sixth grade. I”m not sure why, since I was rather intellectually incapable of understanding such a complex story at that age. However, I understood enough to want to read it again a few years later. It was then I fell in love with Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. So when I heard what Seth Grahame-Smith had done with the beloved novel, I picked up a copy right away. And I absolutely loved it. Grahame-Smith really took the time to weave a bit of zombie fun into Austen’€™s original storyline. Elizabeth is still prejudiced, and Mr. Darcy is just as proud as ever. Except this time, there may be a little blood stained onto their collars and petticoats. Whoever said the classics were boring, anyway? “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”€ is action-packed, bloody, and a bit romantic, if you ask me. So if you’€™re a fan of guts and gore, as well as classic British literature, this is definitely the book for you.