Pies & Prejudice (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #4)
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Pies & Prejudice (The Mother-Daughter Book Club #4)

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Right before the start of freshman year, Emma’s family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club members are stunned—but thanks to videoconferencing, they can still keep the club alive, and they decide to tackle Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice . And when the girls try to bring Emma home by starting a bake sale, it becomes a thriving busin...more
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2010)
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Cindy Hudson
Fans of Heather Vogel Frederick’s Mother-Daughter Book Club series (I’m one!) are sure to be happy with her latest book, Pies and Prejudice. This year the book club girls are adjusting to high school and reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with their moms. And just as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy discover that you can’t always judge someone by first impressions, the book club girls are finding out how true that can be in real life as well.

Some of those first impressions are made when Emm...more
Reading Vacation
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High school drama! I have been reading this series from the beginning when the girls were just starting middle school. That was then and this is now. The girls start high school and they are in for a whirl-wind of change.
Emma’s family celebrates her father completing his book by moving to England for the year. If that’s not enough, they do a crazy house-swap with a British family. This leaves two British boys, Tristan and Simon, living in Emma’s family’s home. The boys are dead ringers fo...more
Sophia
"It is a truth universally acknowledged..." is the start of one of the most beloved literary classics of all time. It is also one of the main explanations of why Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is still popular and going strong 200 years later (Jan 28th 2013 is the book's birthday to be exact). That is to say that she wrote universal truths to which we can relate even in our day.

This is true for a set of girlfriends and their mothers who participate in a book club together and find some uncann...more
Elizabeth
Dear-everything-holy, the girls of the M-DBC have entered high school and are tackling Austen. Which means, I have to tackle Austen, or I'll only get half of what I should get from this book. When I found that out, I admit I may have taken HVF's name in vain. Once. Or was it twice? And then I ripped off the P&P band-aid. Long story short--I fell head over heels for Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet (possibly like every other woman with a pulse ever since Austen learned to write?) and ga...more
Shaica Kamille
When I first came across this book in the public library, I was already interested by the cover itself with the witty title "Pies and Prejudice". I wasn't that into Jane Austen works but was familiar with her famous novel. After reading the "teaser" on the sleeve, I knew that I just had to read it. Unfortunately, I didn't notice that this was the fourth book of the series. But it wasn't a hindrance at all. The author is great at giving information from the previous books so it seems like this on...more
Lindi
This series is so popular among the 5th grade girls at my school, but I was disappointed. About 6 girls, their mothers, and a couple older women have a book club and as they read the books, they (and presumably the reader) learn a few life lessons. The chapters are narrated by various of the girls and their voices all sound alike, not to mention that they are all types: the fashion girl, the mean girl, the tomboy, the brainiac, etc. The same is true of the moms -- they all melt together. Well, e...more
cecilia
The mother-daughter book club goes international with one of its duo goes across the pond for a year. What better book to discuss than Pride & Prejudice – and what better way to hold weekly discussion than webcams? In the States, Jess, Cassidy, and Megan must face freshman year with a pining heart, figure skates instead of hockey sticks, and an anonymous Austen-esque fashion blog, respectively. The 2 British boys who replace their friend are NOT making high school any easier. Emma, on the ot...more
Audrey
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Jessica
i loved this book. partially because i love pride and prejudice and partially because i love england -- which is where part of this volume is set. this was another great continuation of the story and i'm really happy with how the author continues to present the girls. again, parts of the story are a bit predictable/not necessarily realistic, but i don't care! i like that these girls all have parents who have rules and boundaries for them, and i LOVE that the girls are not allowed to date until t...more
Once Upon
Review by Ana: This is the 4th book of The Mother-Daughter Book Club Series. Overall I enjoyed the book, but I was a little confused because I didn’t read the other 3 books first. In this book, the girls decide to read Pride and Prejudice. Emma finds out that she and her parents have to move to England for one year. The funny thing is that Emma’s parents are switching houses with a family in England. Emma’s mother’s is Pride and Prejudice and she is very excited going to live where the book took...more
Madeline
In Pies & Prejudice, Emma Hawthorne and her family move to England. Emma's best friend, Jess has a had time dealing with the fact that that her best friend is moving away for a year, as well as her crush, Emma's brother Darcy. The book club misses Emma so much that they decide to make a pie business which they name "Pies & Prejudice." They come up with enough money to send Emma and Darcy plane tickets to Concord. After the Hawthorne's leave, Emma skating teacher, Mrs. Bergson, passes awa...more
Seo Woo
This book is a very good book :) This book is the fourth book of the "Mother Daughter Book Club". The best friends-Jess, Cassidy, Emma, and Megan begin another book to read-Pride and Prejudice. Unfortunately Emma's family has to leave to England. But the girls set up a "video-calling", so that they can video-conference book clubs on their computer! That way, they could continue to read books together! When Emma starts feeling uncomfortable at her new school in England, the three girls start a ba...more
Mohini
Pies & Prejudice: I liked how new characters were introduced to the book, and new places too, the book had a sad part too though. It was really interesting to see how Emma's move worked out too, and I find it interesting that she adjusted just fine though. In this book, though, I realized a pattern. In every book The book club makes a road trip to somewhere new, in this book it seems as if the author literally killed a character off just to incorporate the traveling component, after that the...more
Emma
This was actually a really funny coincidence, because this book is about a girl named Emma who lives in Massachusetts and moves to England for a year, and her friend's name is Megan. And my name is Emma, I was born in and lived in Massachusetts, I moved to England for a year (when I was two), AND my mom's name is Megan. Freaky, huh? The book was actually like, the fourth in the series, but it was still easy to follow and pretty cute. It definitely entertained me through all those long hours of m...more
Irene
Feb 01, 2014 Irene rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Upper elementary and middle school girls
Shelves: children
By now I know that every book in The Mother-Daughter Book Club series involves crazy over-the-top experiences. Still, it's possible to be TOO over-the-top, and this book, even more than the others, had me saying, "Really?!"

Occasionally, I felt downright disappointed. It was irksome enough when the author glossed over the actual public school vacation schedule in Concord in Dear Pen Pal - a minor annoyance as a MA native - but was she really too lazy to Google the age at which kids can get learn...more
Violet
I loved, loved, loved this one!! I think it was my favorite out of the whole Mother-Daughter Book Club series! I really liked how the author had the story line mimic Pride and Prejudice. My favorite character is Emma; a) because she has read almost every book in the universe and, b)she is a writer. That sounds familiar...
Katniss Mellark
I loved this book! It always kept me on my toes. I loved how they had a girl who was so mean, and then they added animal stuff for girls who might like that, and they also had a girl who loved sports and a girl who was into books (and I loved that, bc I LOVE books) and it all went really well. I couldn't get enough of the book.
Bethany
Is there a way to give a book 10 stars out of five?? This book deserves 20.

Waiting for a book has never been so hard as waiting for book 5, the final one. :(
Sophiab
So far this book has been really interesting. It is so cool to find out how you make solutions so that everyone is happy
Alex Murphy
I find this book series to be well thought out, adorable, and inspiring. This book series should be one read by girls in 6th grade on up. There are so many things to take away from this series and so many great little things you can do to enhance your reading of these books that they give you fun things to do on a platter.

Food, discussion questions, decorations, companion books, sewing, drawing, animals, day trips, road trips, international trips, sports, friendship, pranks, family, just everyt...more
Terrie
The girls are in high school and read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Emma and her family move to London for a year when her dad's book gets published.

I liked this series a whole lot more than I intended to. I am debating whether to buy it for my elementary school library.

Pros- I became familiar with the series because it was recommended by two of my students (cousins).There are a lot of good examples that compare what is happening in the book club members lives with what happens to the characters they ar...more
Lola
It has recently occurred to me that Jodi Picoult was right in her assignment of growing up in My Sister's Keeper: “Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I've decided, is only a slow sewing shut". I think this especially applies to readers growing up. We start to expect more of our books as we get older. We want them to be more innovative, more sophisticated, more complicated. We want a challenge, something that presents us with a question, or something with edge. No...more
Emma
Three years ago, the Mother-Daughter Book Club was formed when four friends decided to start a book club to bring them closer to their daughters. The four girls had very little in common, but they soon became best friends and book lovers. Now Jess, Emma, Megan and Cassidy are about to enter the ninth grade. All their plans for high school change when Emma’s family decides to house-swap and spend the year in Bath instead of Concord. The book club perseveres by having Emma and her mom attend the m...more
Melanie
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Tonya
I really love these books, I mean how much better can it get to read, and they are discussing books! The girls are growing up, and along with that is change. New high school for some, but the big one was Emma's family going to England for a year! Of course, since her family is across the pond, the book club decides to do Pride and Prejudice.

It is amazing how Frederick builds their story around the book. I loved every minute of it. I think this was my favorite so far, because the girls are growi...more
Katelyn
The Mother Daughter Book Club is an enjoyable series to read but I'm starting to wonder if I'm getting a little too old for them. Now, I like reading Young Reader novels. There's plenty of them out there that are on par or even better than the novels in the YA section.

Though the characters in the MDBC series have aged from sixth(?) graders to freshman in high school it sometimes feels to me as if they haven't truly grown. They seem to act and think exactly the same way they did in the first book...more
Marie
Aug 13, 2013 Marie rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Girls,sweet,classics,middle grade,high school, romance, book couples,Jane Austen,Pride and Prejudice
Recommended to Marie by: daredevil69
This is probably my favorite book, besides the original and first because nothing beats the original, of the entire series. I will have to see when I reread the fifth book, and when I read the sixth, but I think that this one was my favorite. I remember loving it when I read it after waiting for what felt like FOREVER for it to be released. It was so perfect. The ending is really sweet, and the events/people of the book match with the book they are reading too, which I don't think had been done...more
Kelsey
Oct 07, 2010 Kelsey rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: arcs
Pies and Prejudice was another fun and original addition to the Mother Daughter Book Club series. The characters are all likable and well developed and I love reading about their different trials and triumphs.

To start off, Cassidy, Becca, Emma, Jess, and Megan are all extremely relatable and fantastic main characters. The novel was written in alternating points of view, so I really grew attached to each of the girls. I could relate to each of the girls in some way, but I think Jess and Emma are...more
Jamie
This was by far my favorite of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series,
which didn't come as a big surprise to me since I'm an Austen nut.
Emma, my favorite character, moves to England with her family for her sophomore year in high school. So what would be the best book for the club this year??? Pride and Prejudice, DUH.
This was a good book for me on two levels:

1.The characters in the series are now fully fleshed-out and have established personalities and story lines. I get so involved in one charac...more
Natia
This is a great book. I still can"t believe that Emma moved to England! She has to move away from the Mother-Daughter book club, all of her friends especially her best friend Jess. She has to move away from everything she knew. The girls in the mother daughter book club have gone through many changes. For one thing, Becca Chadwick, a girl who used to be their worst enemy, is now friends with them and part of their book club.There is a lot going on in this book. Gigi, Megan's grandmother, came to...more
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