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

4.39  ·  Rating Details ·  4,700 Ratings  ·  344 Reviews
Right before the start of their freshman year, Emma's family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club is stunned, but thanks to videoconferencing, they can keep the club alive. They decide to tackle Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a particularly fitting choice. In England, Emma deals with a new queen bee, Annabelle, who makes her life miserable. And back home, Annab ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Cindy Hudson
Oct 26, 2010 Cindy Hudson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Amber
Jun 23, 2015 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: librarybooks
The girls are now about to become freshmen in High School at Alcott High and Jess starts a new year at Colonial Academy. Disaster strikes though when Emma and her family decides to do a house exchange with a family in England and live there for a year. Will the girls ever see each other again and will their scheme to bring Emma home with their Pie business Pies and Prejudice work while they read Pride and Prejudice in the book club? Read on and find out for yourself.

This was a great installment
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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
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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
Audrey
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Shaica Kamille
Jan 16, 2013 Shaica Kamille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Kaarin
Dec 31, 2010 Kaarin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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,
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Elainna K
“I often think said she, ‘that there is nothing so bad’ as parting with one's friends, one seems so forlorn without them.” This is a quote from chapter one in the book Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick. It is an important quote because it comes from a book that the characters are reading.

Right before the start of Emma's freshman year her family unexpectedly moves to England. All of her friends and book club members are stunned. But thanks to technology, they can all video conferenc
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Elizabeth
Aug 09, 2011 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Swimmer22 LIVIN' 4 JESUS
****THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS****I LOVE this book! First of all, I am in love with Darcy, he is the kind of guy I want to date eventually, and second of all, I loved (even though it was sad at the beginning) when Emma moved to England, because the MDBC would have never taken that final trip, and seen all of the cool attractions, i she hadn't moved. Everyone should read this book series, I have read them all, and now I am going back to read my favorites. If you do read it, though, (which you ...more
cecilia
Oct 01, 2011 cecilia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pink-covers
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
Claire Vanderlaan
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Jessica
Oct 14, 2010 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Hillaryaltes
Sep 28, 2015 Hillaryaltes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pies and Prejudice is a wonderful addition to the mother daughter book club series. This book focuses on how Emma, one of the main characters in the story, moves to England.
The book is a time line of how Emma moving to England effects the book club, Emma herself, Emma's family, Emma's boyfriend, and all of Emma's friends.
The book focuses on how Emma moving to England aspires brilliant ideas that affect them all, from buying Emma a laptop so they can do book club meetings over video chat, to s
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Once Upon a Twilight
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
Oct 30, 2013 Madeline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mohini
Jul 13, 2013 Mohini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: positive, favorites
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
Susan
Nov 02, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Seo Woo
Mar 03, 2012 Seo Woo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Emma
Jun 26, 2011 Emma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Pallavi Kamat
A fun book that talks about a book club that discusses Pride & Prejudice. The girls go through the usual high school trials & tribulations regarding careers & crushes. The book club also travels to Bath to experience Jane Austen's life. This part is described in great detail - I cannot wait to discover Bath for myself!

The book is an easy read. Only after I picked up did I realise it's an YA book :)
emma grace
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
Oct 25, 2013 Katniss Mellark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Kathryn
Long live the book club girls!

This is my favorite volume yet. Love seeing the girls get a little older and more rounded as characters. Definitely one of my favorite worlds to visit.
Claire
Apr 05, 2016 Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Series!
Becky
I love this series. Girls and moms relating to classic literature in their lives, so fun and of course jane Austin is my favorite!
Amanda ♡
May 30, 2016 Amanda ♡ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Has always been my favorite of the series :) #nostalgia
Brindi Michele
The Mother-Daughter Book Club finally gets to JANE! And, go figure, this is the first one I have issues with. Starting to get a little too sugar-coated.... :(
Bethany
Feb 10, 2011 Bethany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. :(
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