Pride and Prejudice getsremixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street.Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pridein her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially cant stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwicks changing landscape, or lose it all.In a time...
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So here's the thing. I was so so excited about PRIDE. I loved the idea of this modernized retelling (I love the idea of any retelling, really, they just so rarely live up to the hype), I loved that this was an #ownvoices story, and also hello look at that amazing cover, I loved that, too. It's stunning, gorgeous, so so great. And so much of the story itself worked for me.. while so much of it didn't.
Straight out of the gate I have to say that I think this was the best contemporary/realized versi ...more
Yeah, definitely place this on your list.
If you know me at all then you know that Pride & Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time. I’ve read several retellings of Pride & Prejudice and I have to say that Pride by Ibi Zoboi is now my favorite one. I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading it. I loved seeing the world through the eyes a young girl struggling to find her footing in a world that was changing without her permission. The poems and the college visit took me back to my days in high school whe ...more
Always here for a good diverse retelling of pride and prejudice.
'This is the most I can do right now without calling him everything but a child of God, as Mama would say.'*
A retelling of Pride & Prejudice that I can finally get behind. Howwww? I don't even like Jane Austen since I think she's overrated because all she did was write about characters whose biggest problems were falling in love and family drama. Ehh. Pride, however changed that for me because it not only maintained the essence of P&P, it also managed to make the rest of it highly releva ...more
DNF at 22%
I think I'm being over critical here. But honestly, I really wished Zuri would have just gotten off her high horse. She never gave the Darcy’s a chance and to be honest it's all because they don’t look or act like boys where she’s from.
Which brings me to my main reason why I had to stop reading. I get it, she lived in the hood. Did that have to be repeated so many times throughout the book? Every other page was about something “in the hood”. So she lives in a lesser area. Nobody talks ...more
3.5 stars - It was really good.
Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books, so I always love to read an author’s take on a retelling. Zoboi easily has the most original and fresh version that I have read thus far.
Things still were far from perfection however. The beginning and end were lackluster but the middle was terrific and brought the overall rating of the book up. Zuri’s poetry and haikus initially were annoying (I’m not a huge poetry fan), but they grew on me by the end and a ...more
LOOK AROUND LOOK AROUND AT HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO BE ALIVE RIGHT NOW.
this book. is so freaking good.