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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I liked seeing familiar elements from the original P&P story serving as the framework for this modern, multicultural YA tale, and that’s definitely the charming part of this tale to me — the author’s fresh take on the characters, in particular. But I wasn’t quite as invested in this story as I would’ve liked to be.
Wait I finished this in a single 3.5-hour sitting???
WHO AM I?!
Good stuff, RTC XD
3 1/2 stars
It is a truth universally acknowledged that when someone adapts Pride and Prejudice, I will read the crap out of it…no matter how bad it is. Thankfully, this is pretty good, and what's more – it even occasionally transcends the original.
Zuri is proud to live with her messy, loud, vibrant Haitian-Dominican family in Bushwick, a close-knit, lower-income Brooklyn neighborhood. When the abandoned building across the street is bought by a bougie family and rebuilt into a McMansion, Zuri is ...more
I so wanted to like this but...man. The writing here simply doesn’t work. I would have loved for this to be a cool take on class, culture, and prejudice, but the quality of the writing distracted a lot from the themes.
Here, take a look:
“No they’re not! Those boys look like they’re from One Direction or something,” Layla says. “Look at how they’re dressed. I know a baller when I see one. And no rapper will be wearing them kinda shoes.”...more
“They’re more like Wrong Direction. They don’t look like they
Ladies and gentleman, I've officially found the worst book of Mormon 2018
(And this is coming from someone who read about a "brother fucker" and a roach infested apartment.
I must also say this was the winner for the most disappointing book of 2018.
I heard about this book back in February from Entertainment Weekly and became obsessed about reading it. There was an incident at Book Con where I almost got a ARC of the book but Black Jesus was looking out for me, trying to warn me.
I finally got a hol ...more
'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
Bring my review back up since it's out today!
You can also read it on my blog!
Expected Pub Date: September 18th 2018
I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Before I finally write this review of this wonderful book before it comes out ( while juggling my memory since it's been four months since I read it while being sick)I have a confession to make.
Confession : I have never read Pride and Prejudice. I have been meaning too cause I have like this nice ...more
I initially went four stars, but after writing the review I can’t see any reason to withhold the fifth star. A pleasant book and a story that will transport you back to your teen years. She has really captured the authentic feel of those teenage worries, the angst around boys, the family dynamics, the anxiety about the future. This is billed as a remix of Pride and Prejudice and I can’t comment on how faithful this one is to that original because I haven’t read it. But anytime you can take a sto ...more