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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
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ebook, 304 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Balzer + Bray
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Ruthsic While it does have certain motifs and influenced scenes from the original, the story has its own plot. It adds much more to the story than being just …moreWhile it does have certain motifs and influenced scenes from the original, the story has its own plot. It adds much more to the story than being just a retelling(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 attempt…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.

3½ 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
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Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
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?
Hollis
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
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Samantha
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. I didn’t love it or hate it. I did read it in one day so it is a very quick read, especially if you are a P&P fan and notice some of the beats. But this reimagining felt a bit two dimensional and simple in a lot of ways. I liked the modern take, but it seems like it had a lot to say and a lot of characters, but not enough time to explore either. ...more
Kayla Dawn
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

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 lmao
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 any of tho ...more
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IT’S A TRUTH universally acknowledged that when rich people move into the hood...the first thing they want to do is clean it up.
Zuri Benitez, along with her wild and crazy family, have lived in Brooklyn all her life.

Sure her neighborhood is a little run down, a little worn...but it's her home. And nothing would ever change i
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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
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C.G. Drews
It occurs to me that I've read more Pride & Prejudice retellings but never...the...original. 😂But I really liked this version of it! So much love and cultural pride here; it also balanced that P&P theme of being overlooked and dismissed vs being judgemental and dismissive yourself to others. Pointing out flaws and being flawed. And Zuri was besssst. To be honest, I still don't understand why she gave Darius Darcy the time of day but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ apparently he was worth it. Honestly, it was a tight ...more
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 stars!

“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.
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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3.5 Stars

Another Pride & Prejudice retelling. When will I get enough of these?????



Yep. That’s about right.

This time around it’s a YA version – set in Bushwick Brooklyn, featuring the Haitian-Dominican Benitez sisters and the Darcy brothers who just moved into a mini-mansion across the street . . . .

“Who are they?

“Rappers and ballers!”


This was a great little upcycle of my old fave. Age appropriate for the teenage audience it is
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˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
“i have always thought of bushwick as home, but in that moment, i realize that home is where people i love are, wherever that is.”

first and foremost, i have never read pride and prejudice, so my thoughts are strictly based on this novel and not how well it has been adapted/ retold from a different perspective. i very roughly know what it kind of is about, but that’s really it.

the aspect that i absolutely loved the most were zuri’s poems scattered throughout the story that expressed her thought
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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
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Erin
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
< b> Audiobook narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo 6h 08min 18secs.

3.5 stars


Better than I anticipated. A contemporary retelling of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice , Pride is set in contemporary Brooklyn (specifically the neighborhood of Bushwick) and focuses on the dreams of the Benitez family. Our main protagonist, Zuri is a Howard University hopeful with the gift of expressing herself and her culture through slam poetry. Along with her sisters- Janae, Marisol, and the twins-Layla and K
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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 fami
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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!

Rincey
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: https://youtu.be/QH49gc-xJ7I
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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

Pros
- 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
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Dayla
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
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Sami
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOOK AROUND LOOK AROUND AT HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO BE ALIVE RIGHT NOW.

this book. is so freaking good.
Romie
i swear, no one is more disappointed at myself for not liking this book than i am,,,,,,i had so much hope for this one. but i found myself not liking the main character, zuri, and it just stopped me from liking the story. i liked the end, kinda, it was cute, but it just felt rushed and weird, and i spent more time being angry at zuri and her actions and words than liking the book. so i guess it wasn't for me and that's it. (2.5)
Latanya (Crafty Scribbles)
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?

No.

Good.

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.

Zur
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Dana
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
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Lilly (Lair Of Books)
ARC received in exchange for a honest review

Full Spoiler Free review may also be viewed on LAIR OF BOOKS


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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 Zu
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Tanya Tate
Bring my review back up since it's out today!
Review

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
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julianna ➹
maybe I'm only rating this 5 stars because of elizabeth acevedo's glorious voice, but she deserves it. (seriously, how was I supposed to rate this lower than five stars?)

This was my first "official" listen to an audiobook (discounting my reread of the tatbilb series) and I'm so, so happy that I picked this one!! Pride is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice that features Zuri, an Afro-Latino girl in a neighborhood that's being gentrified and "cleaned-up".

When the Darcy's move in across from her h
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Puck
“What those rich people don’t always know is that broken and forgotten neighborhoods were first built out of love.”

An interesting remix of Pride & Prejudice. Zoboi plays freely with the classic, and while I enjoyed the New York setting and the theme of pride, the romance and the characters stayed flat and prejudiced.

First the positive things: Lizzie or Zuri’s story takes place in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Thanks to the vibrant atmosphere of the neighborhood, with its street barbeques and local r
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Gretchen Rubin
A wonderful re-telling of Pride and Prejudice, set in Bushwick. "It is 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."
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Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her novel American Street was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. She is also the author of Pride and My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, a New York Times bestseller, and Punching the Air with co-author and Exonerated Five member, Yus ...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.” 19 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.” 14 likes
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