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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  6,155 ratings  ·  1,578 reviews
Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street.

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 becomi
ebook, 304 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Balzer + Bray
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willaful I'm pretty sure from the blurb and reviews that it won't be. P&P&Z can only get away with that (to the extent it does) because it doesn't…moreI'm pretty sure from the blurb and reviews that it won't be. P&P&Z can only get away with that (to the extent it does) because it doesn't change the setting. Most retellings do use original language. (less)
Courtney Andresen You both should read Pride & Prejudice at some point! :) It's worth it...

In all seriousness, there are quite a few books off there that either…more
You both should read Pride & Prejudice at some point! :) It's worth it...

In all seriousness, there are quite a few books off there that either attempt to rewrite P&P in a modern light or continue the story beyond the ending of the original P&P. You generally don't need to read the original before starting on the rewrites, though it does help to pick up some of the nuance that would otherwise be missed. I think it just makes the stories that much more enjoyable if you already have a P&P foundation to build on.(less)

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Emily May
It's a truth universally acknowledged that when rich people move into the hood, where it's a little bit broken and a little bit forgotten, the first thing they want to do is clean it up.

3 stars.

This was so much better than I was expecting, honestly. Pride and Prejudice is full of Austen's trademark wit and social criticism, but most "retellings" I encounter seem to reduce the story to "girl meets guy; guy is a dick; they get together anyway", which I guess is a very oversimplified way of loo
Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
This was a super quick listen and it was really enjoyable too! I loved how it was a retelling, and a really thoughtful one at that. It wasn't just the story placed wherever, everything served a purpose and I loved that. This truly is a pride and prejudice remix that you should try out!
Emma Giordano
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Very much enjoyed this novel! Review to come.
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This gave me SO MANY Lizzie Bennett Diaries feels and I LOVED IT SO MUCH?
So here's the thing. I was so so excited about PRIDE. I loved the idea of this modernized retelling (I love the idea of any retelling, really, they just so rarely live up to the hype), I loved that this was an #ownvoices story, and also hello look at that amazing cover, I loved that, too. It's stunning, gorgeous, so so great. And so much of the story itself worked for me.. while so much of it didn't.

Straight out of the gate I have to say that I think this was the best contemporary/realized versi
Cindy Pham
I wanted to like this because I love the idea of a fresh, modern take on Pride & Prejudice, especially one that incorporates diversity. But the story fell flat in many ways: the writing told instead of showed, the pacing was too fast and missed all the important beats of the original P&P, and the feelings that the characters had for each other (both hate and love) made no sense. The book could have explored so many themes on class, culture, gentrification, etc. but barely touched upon an ...more
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Kayla Dawn
Dec 26, 2018 added it
Shelves: owned-books
I don't feel like it's fair of me to rate this book.
I don't even know why the hell I wanted to read this I HATE LOVE STORIES lmao.

So uh I'm pretty sure this is good if you're into that.
I'm not, so I did not have a good time lol
Kayla Brunson
DNF at 22%

I think I'm being over critical here. But honestly, I really wished Zuri would have just gotten off her high horse. She never gave the Darcy’s a chance and to be honest it's all because they don’t look or act like boys where she’s from.

Which brings me to my main reason why I had to stop reading. I get it, she lived in the hood. Did that have to be repeated so many times throughout the book? Every other page was about something “in the hood”. So she lives in a lesser area. Nobody talks
In Ibi Zoboi's YA retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the characters are reimagined into the present day time period of Brooklyn, New York. Protagonist Elizabeth Bennet becomes 17-year-old Zuri Benitez who is watching her Bushwick neighborhood gentrify into something she doesn't recognize. She's going off to college soon and the fear is real that the comfort and culture of her community will be stolen away. Mr. Darcy becomes Darius Darcy who moves into a newly constructed home across ...more
Marija (Inside My Library Mind)
More reviews up on my blog Inside My Library Mind

As a retelling...
I loved that this was a diverse retelling of Pride and Prejudice. And in my opinion, Zoboi picked the perfect setting to retell this story. The Bennets become the Benitezes, who host block parties and have a lovely little community, while Darcy and Bingley become the rich brothers Darcy, who are threatening to completely change the landscape of Zuri's hood. I loved how Zoboi used that premise to retell the Pride and Prejudic
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
"It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when rich people move into the hood, where it’s a little bit broken and a little bit forgotten, the first thing they want to do is clean it up.”

Pride is one of those books that I’ve hyped myself up for anf was a nervous wreck before reading because I so desperately wanted to love it. I can happily say that I was hooked from the first sentence and I did not want to put this book down. We follow Zuri Benitez as she tries to hold onto the familiarity
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: poc-author
I am always here for Pride and Prejudice retellings

Watch me talk about this more in my January wrap up part 1:
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Sooo bummed because this just wasn't for me. I really couldn't connect with the story or the characters and i just didn't like it :(

10/10 for the amazing poetry snippets tho!

Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing

this book. is so freaking good.
✩ Ashley ✩
Wait I finished this in a single 3.5-hour sitting???


Good stuff, RTC XD
Lilly (Lair Of Books)
ARC received in exchange for a honest review

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There’s so much good to say about Ibi Zoboi’s Pride and why it’s such a relevant read for readers living in New York City or any major city for that matter. This is a Pride & Prejudice re-telling of sorts or as Zoboi calls it, a ‘Remix’ 🖤 but at its heart it’s a story about one girls love for her neighborhood and the effects of Gentrification. We meet
Tanya Tate
Bring my review back up since it's out today!

You can also read it on my blog!

Expected Pub Date: September 18th 2018 

I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Five Stars!! 

Before I finally write this review of this wonderful book before it comes out ( while juggling my memory since it's been four months since I read it while being sick)I have a confession to make. 

Confession : I have never read Pride and Prejudice. I have been meaning too cause I have like this nice
Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
Honest chat. I've never read Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". Did I lose my writing and reading credentials? Do I stand to continue my bookworm status?



I've survived over forty years of not reading the story nor watching a film adaptation while thriving on pop-cultural osmosis. In other words, I feigned knowledge of the stories in bits and pieces, and that's fine because a sweet and savory retelling of Austen's tale sprinkled with Oshun's love presented itself to semi-virgin eyes.

may ❀
i heard 'pride and prejudice retelling' and 'characters of colour' and my heart was like 5 STAR IT!!! but i take my reviewing career seriously so i couldn't just rate a book i didnt read

- the fierce pride zuri has for her african-latino heritage
- the fierce love zuri has for her family, especially her older sister
- the storyline follows pride and prejudice pretty closely so it's very easy to see the parallels as well as where the author chose to go original
- i loved the mixed heritage an
3 1/2 stars

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when someone adapts Pride and Prejudice, I will read the crap out of itno matter how bad it is. Thankfully, this is pretty good, and what's more – it even occasionally transcends the original.

Zuri is proud to live with her messy, loud, vibrant Haitian-Dominican family in Bushwick, a close-knit, lower-income Brooklyn neighborhood. When the abandoned building across the street is bought by a bougie family and rebuilt into a McMansion, Zuri is
'This is the most I can do right now without calling him everything but a child of God, as Mama would say.'*

A retelling of Pride & Prejudice that I can finally get behind. Howwww? I don't even like Jane Austen since I think she's overrated because all she did was write about characters whose biggest problems were falling in love and family drama. Ehh. Pride, however changed that for me because it not only maintained the essence of P&P, it also managed to make the rest of it highly releva
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Powerful and poetic.

This is such a needed story right now.
Sep 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

I am so disappointed. I was so excited to read an adaptation of one of my favourite classics--especially one with Latinx characters because I'm Latina. Though my particular culture was not represented food-wise, I did see that Zoboi used the religion that is practiced in Cuba (aside from Catholicism). A religion that my family is heavily involved with and that I am also a part of.

Before I get to my deep disappointment in how that w
I can't help it I fall hard for this book for the main character and her family for the neighborhood for everybody I'm in love with this book I'm obsessed guys you have to read this read it now 😭😭
Oct 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
Ladies and gentleman, I've officially found the worst book of 2018.

(And this is coming from someone who read about a "brother fucker" and a roach infested apartment.

I must also say this was the winner for the most disappointing book of 2018.

I heard about this book back in February from Entertainment Weekly and became obsessed about reading it. There was an incident at Book Con where I almost got a ARC of the book but Black Jesus was looking out for me, trying to warn me.

I finally got a hold of t
Anna (never_withouta_book)
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Yeah, definitely place this on your list.
Mini review:
3 Stars

There is a lot to appreciate about this story. The writing quality is solid and the topical themes highlight a thoughtful examination into issues relating to gentrification, race, social class, and culture.

As a diverse retelling/remix of Jane Austen’s classic Pride & Prejudice, this story called to me on many levels. In lieu of the Bennet household, we have the Benitez family who are of Haitian-Dominican heritage and living in contemporary Bushwick, Brooklyn. Instead of Elizabeth Ben
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-star
I so wanted to like this The writing here simply doesn’t work. I would have loved for this to be a cool take on class, culture, and prejudice, but the quality of the writing distracted a lot from the themes.

Here, take a look:
“No they’re not! Those boys look like they’re from One Direction or something,” Layla says. “Look at how they’re dressed. I know a baller when I see one. And no rapper will be wearing them kinda shoes.”
“They’re more like Wrong Direction. They don’t look like they
CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
A brilliant retelling!
I read Pride and Prejudice years ago, and can say with certainty that I enjoyed Pride significantly more.

- Culturally relevant and freshly told, Pride is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, except it is set in Bushwick, New York, and follows Tahitian-Dominican teen, Zuri, and her encounter with the Darcy's; her new rich Black neighbours.
- Despite Zuri's immense pride of her background, neighbour, and her family, she feels an undeniable pull towards one of the Darcy boys,
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Addicted to YA: This topic has been closed to new comments. Giveaway of PRIDE by Ibi Zoboi 1 28 Sep 09, 2018 08:49AM  
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Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her award-winning writing has been published in Haiti Noir, the Caribbean Writer, The New York Times Book Review, the Horn Book Magazine, and The Rumpus, among others. Her debut YA novel AMERICAN STREET, a National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Notable Book of 2017, is published by Balzer+ ...more
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“IT’S A TRUTH universally acknowledged that when rich people move into the hood, where it’s a little bit broken and a little bit forgotten, the first thing they want to do is clean it up. But it’s not just the junky stuff they’ll get rid of. People can be thrown away too, like last night’s trash left out on sidewalks or pushed to the edge of wherever all broken things go. What those rich people don’t always know is that broken and forgotten neighborhoods were first built out of love.” 6 likes
“We’re not gonna throw away the past as if it meant nothing. See? That’s what happens to whole neighborhoods. We built something, it was messy, but we’re not gonna throw it away.” 5 likes
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