Pride: A Pride & Prejudice Remix (Paperback)Ibi Zoboi (author)
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In a timely update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic. A smart, funny, gorgeous retelling starring all characters of color.
Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in 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 can't 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 Bushwick's changing landscape, or lose it all.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 203 x 135 x 17 mm
'This Bushwick-set, contemporary retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice tackles gentriciation, Blackness, and romance with honesty, humor, and heart. This excellent coming-of-age take on a classic belongs on all YA shelves.' - School Library Journal
'Stands solidly on its own while cleverly paralleling Austen's classic... in a contemporary story about race, gentrification, and young love' - Publishers Weekly
'A razor-sharp remix of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that deals in gentrification, racism, love, culture, and heritage, all helmed by intelligent teens in New York's Bushwick neighborhood.' - Booklist
'[A] lively and innovative Pride and Prejudice retelling (starring a fully rounded Afro-Latinx YA character)' - The Horn Book
'Jane Austen's piercing comedy of manners provides the ideal template for Ibi Zoboi's shrewd, timely second novel...' - Chicago Tribune
'Brooklyn's gentrifying Bushwick neighborhood offers the vivid backdrop for this entertaining update, adding complicating factors of cultural identity and racism to Austen's classic tale.' - Buffalo News
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I loved this modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
It’s amazing the way that the story can be told in a contemporary setting. The world of this story, which is Brooklyn in 2018, is completely different from the... More
“'a new, authentic and #ownvoices perspective'”
I received a copy of this book from the publisher Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
“A genuinely brilliant, fresh take on a classic.”
I inhaled this brilliant remix of Pride and Prejudice. The characterisation is superb, updated but faithful, and the story arc is fresh and engaging no matter how well you know the original. Pride stands up as it’s... More
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