Before the movie there was a book. And lo, the book was better than the movie. Most of the adaptations were good and still in the vein of the story so that was nice to see. I appreciated the subtle difference. I especially appreciated her school struggles, and how her friends reacted to them, a point glossed over in the movie. The romance was differently directed as well and I am interested in reading the second now.
The hilarious novel that inspired the blockbuster movie!
Elle Woods, California University senior, seems to have it all. President of Delta Gamma sorority, she's aced her major- sociopolitical jewelry design- and is on the verge of becoming Mrs. Warner Huntington III. Too bad Warner, bound for Stanford Law, dumps her with the explanation that he now needs a more "serious" woman at his side. Faced with this unexpected reversal of fortune, woods doesn't get depressed, she gets busy.
Thanks to a creative application and a demand for "diversity" at Stanford Law, Elle gets in. Soon she's packing up her convertible- as well as her miniture Chihuahua- determined to win back her man. Smart, fast, and funny, Legally Blonde proves just how much fun blondes really can have.
This is quite different from the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, however it is enjoyable in its own way. Elle Woods heads to Stanford Law (not Harvard), to prove she's worthy of Warner Huntington, who dumped her as a flaky blonde sorority girl.
This book is one of my personal favorites! It is funny, entertaining and pulls you in right away. I also happens to be written by a friend who is near and dear to my heart. Evern if you have seen the movie you should read the book.