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

4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  3,583 ratings  ·  270 reviews
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
Reading Vacation
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
"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
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
A strong installment in the series. Probably my favorite so far. 3.5 stars.
One quibble: I wish the book club would actually spend more time in discussion about the book they're reading when they have their official club meetings. They simply arrive, read through the handout and eat their treats. I don't know that we need to read through the discussion--that would probably slow down the action. But it would be nice to know it was actually happening. :) Emma complains about her mother's handouts,
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
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
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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
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
Just started this installment in the series. With Austen as the topic and Emma based in England, I seem destined to enjoy this! However, I gotta say straight off the bat that I was pretty horrified to see that no editor caught this on p. 38:
"So is Manchester United your favorite team?"
"Absolutely. We're all huge fans."
"I watched them win the World Cup last year."
EEEEK! ManU is an English *club* team; the World Cup is a competition amongst *national* teams!! England would have played, but as
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
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
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
I loved the Mother Daughter Book Club! These books were favorites growing up, and I recently have reread them. They get better with age! I honestly related to Emma more than any of the other protagonists (although I related to each of them and thought each of their perspectives was believable and real). I related to her love of writing and her matter-of-factness that was present in her narration. I loved the narration of the main characters in London and the way Simon and Tristan were depicted. ...more
Winter of 3rd grade, I was casually looking on line, browsing through on National Geographic Kids when I stumbled upon something which if I can recall correctly was called "Dog Eared Books". At this discovery, I immediately started looking for titles that would be appropriate for 3rd graders, in hopes of impressing my teacher with my love for literacy, and stories about girls who also liked books.
The next day I went to the library to look for the the first book: The Mother-Daughter Book Club, b
Tressa Branch
The book Pies And Prejudice is about this mother daughter book club and one of the mothers and daughters switch houses for a year with a family from England. Emma, the friend that's moving is sad that she has to leave so her other four friends, Becca, Cassidy, Megan, And Jess make a pie business called Pies And Prejudice because they are reading Oride and Prejudice in their book club. They want to do this so they can raise enough money to buy an airplane ticket so Emma can visit. There are a lot ...more
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
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.
The only one of the Mother-Daughter Book Club to approach YA status (so far). The girls are growing up and forming relationships, but still enjoying book club meetings. Naturally, these relationships don't always run smoothly, though they are less fraught than real life romances. Like others, I would appreciate more of the Book Club discussion. If the author doesn't want to slow down the action, perhaps there could be an appendix? To date my favorite entry in the series, the book contains the on ...more
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. :(
I loved this book!!! It has such a great ending!!!!
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
First Read from April 11th to April 16th of 2011

Second Read: I am really disappointed to say I didn't like this installment very much. The girls just blend together and have the same voice at some points. Also, they were not realistic whatsoever. Teenagers do not act the way they do. These girls are pretty young for their age. I don't know...Maybe I am just used to being around ridiculously smart people and really pessimistic people. These girls are nothing like any teen I know(and I am one!). T
I picked this up after browsing the children's lit section of our library, not knowing it was the fourth in a series. I was most interested in a young take on Pride & Prejudice. And this is brilliant.

It took a couple chapters to grow accustomed to the change in perspective, but I also grew to enjoy each of the characters.

Several books I have read recently have featured heavy discord with family, and with others. So, while I realize we need to read books about trials, it was a pleasure to r
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
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