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Prep and Prejudice

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You can take the girl out of teenage hell, but can you take teenage hell out of the girl?

At fourteen, Andrea was a geeky, gangly teenager who spent one magical summer with the rich and famous—surrounded by art, polo ponies, and children who bear the names of corporations and main avenues. She had a mad crush on handsome trust fund baby Manolo, but her silly romantic notio
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Kindle Edition, 153 pages
Published October 4th 2016
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Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages

You've spent your whole damn life proving the wrong people right. When are you finally going to do it the other way around?"


I guess by now, it's obvious how much I love Pride and Prejudice. And to finally read a P&P-inspired novella written by a Filipino, woohoo! Hello, representation! I want more!

Prep and Prejudice is a contemporary romance inspired by P&P set in the Philippines. While it followed the hate to love trope and other plot points in the
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Sue (Hollywood News Source)
Prep and Prejudice is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. If you love that book, I'm pretty sure you're going to dig this one as well. For someone who doesn't have the fancy to finish a classic book, I really adored this story.

The focal point revolves around the financial and the privilege gap between Jaime and Andrea. It's a recurring theme of Filipino teleseryes, which makes me feel giddy. It's refreshing to see that translated on the page. I'm equally proud that I've onl
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emma
Prep and Prejudice is a modern retelling of the classic Jane Austen novel, set in the Philippines. It was original enough to feel different from other Jane Austen adaptions, but with the love-hate relationship that really is the core of Pride and Prejudice.

Jamie and Andrea were childhood acquaintances, who used to argue, fight, and be downright awful to each other. So when they meet again, over 10 years later, they start where they left off. But eventually they begin to be friends, with hints o
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Olivia Chanel's Galaxy of Books
I loved this book SO MUCH. It was the perfect romance novel that just got all the little things right. It's basically modern Pride and Prejudice meets Gossip Girl only all of the characters are from the Philippines. The story does the whole childhood enemies to adult lovers thing, which I love. There is SO MUCH ANGST BUT IN THE BEST WAY OH MY GOD. GAAH. The a big part of the book takes place on a tropical island so the feel good vibes are strong in this one. Do yourself a favor and read this lov ...more
Kat at Book Thingo
This hero is my catnip. If you prefer fully fleshed out plots and storylines, you might have an issue with the novella length of this book. But Miren B Flores's writing just fills the story with feels - small feels, large feels, ab feels, and weepy feels - enough to satisfy. I would have preferred a different POV/tense combination, and if you're not used to multi-POV scenes some of the transitions can be confusing. But Flores has a gorgeous, subtle way with words that lends itself to nuance and ...more
Agay Llanera
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this without effort, which meant that a lot of effort was exerted in writing it. With a Miren Flores book, turning page after page comes easily, until you finally get to the end. It's another stellar book from her that you shouldn't miss, especially since it has more steam. And mangoes!
Chrissie Peria
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very well written, this breezy read is an engrossing peek at how the 1% lives. The rich writing brings the world to life, while the well-crafted characters are hard not to care for.

(And yay for my team winning!)
Bianca Mori
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Miren B. Flores does it again! I fell head over heels for her Loveless. Childless. Clueless. and 1-clicked this, sight unseen.

I'm a huge fan of class stories. Edith Wharton, Jazz Age / Belle Epoque tales are my jam. I love it so much wrote One Night At The Palace Hotel to pay homage to the heiresses in To Marry an English Lord: Or How Anglomania Really Got Started. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but it's certainly fascinating to me.

The class element in Prep and Prejudice drew me in lik
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Isabel (Sab The Book Eater)
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Treat!

I wasn't expecting to like it THIS much. I typically find it hard to enjoy books about wealthy characters because I think usually, the abundance of money helps create the fantasy all too easily. It gets to a point where the characters become too distant and I'm not able to relate to any of them at all. But this is quite different! For starters, Andrea isn't rich like her friends so her perspective helped the narrative. In addition to that, most of the book focused on the characters' pers
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Kristy Mauna
"Perspective is a funny thing. Flip a photo one way; take two steps forward and slide to the right, go all the way to the beginning, around the bend, and suddenly everything and everyone you see is different."

A Pride and Prejudice retelling set in the Philippines (with Filipino MCs !!)? Sign. Me. Up.
This book managed to have the inspiration from the original tale but be its own also. And I enjoyed the story! My only problem was that I wish it was a little longer because there were some parts t
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Joei
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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A quick and easy read. I like the play of words in the title and how it also connects to the classic novel Pride & Prejudice.

I also like the little extra that the author added in the book but I won't spoil it for you. Find the Easter egg.

There are times though that it gets confusing with regard to the POV. I had to go back and reread to figure out who was narrating the story.

4 stars.

kb
Apr 28, 2017 rated it liked it
This might seem blasphemous to some of my reader friends but I've been trying to finish Pride and Prejudice for two years now, but not once in that span have I felt the serious urge to actually do so. But this one that's based on it, I finished in two hours. There's something quite magical about the way this author writes that does not only get me into the story, but into the heads of the characters as well. And I feel like that's saying something because this is narrated in alternating third- ...more
Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)
I really wanted to love this. There were some slut-shaming comments, an Eating Disorder subplot that was glossed over, and I was honestly lost in some parts. I loved Jaime, though.
Aira Irish
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I haven't read the book where the story was inspired from but I'm loving the love-hate relationship of Andrea and Jaime.

It's true that there's only a thin line between love and hate. The feels hit right on the spot not to cheesy and you could still feel the kilig.
Leah
I wanted to like this because so many people recommended it to me, but I just couldn't. There were way too many slutshamey comments, and I don't feel like the childhood bullying was really made up for. The eating disorder was brought up and then pretty much brushed over, and the way they treated each other as kids and then as adults was also pretty glossed over and didn't leave me really confident about the relationship.

Rep: Filipinx MCs
Warnings: ableism, slutshaming, classism, judgment of peop
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Se'Quasha Smith
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!
Karla
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
God, finally! It was about time for me to read something good and (yes yes yes!) this was something very good.

I don't have much to say about it though. It's a simple nice story. Probably a little too simple sometimes. (view spoiler)
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Jay Tria
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been excited to read more of Flores’ prose since I finished Loveless. Childless. Clueless. in one sitting, ending with me wanting to hug the book and a certain someone else, but okay that’s another story. Prep and Prejudice stars Flores’ wonderful tactile prose, the kind that gets under your skin and readjusts your eyes, and the story she sought out to tell is sure bait to devotees of Austen’s most popular classic. I felt the same growing irritation with Jaime at the onset, the one that had ...more
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“This is the first time that Andrea ever knows it, feels it, deep in her gut: the dull ache of longing. It’s also the first time she ever wishes she didn’t care for these things—art, travel, culture—just so she wouldn’t…want…so much.” 0 likes
“Please don’t say “babies” and “tonight” in nearly the same sentence. Don’t tease me and my ovaries like that.” 0 likes
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