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Pies & Prejudice

(The Mother-Daughter Book Club #4)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  5,827 ratings  ·  433 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 business: Pies & Prejudice. But whe ...more
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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emma
Apr 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
i'm in a jane austen kinda mood, so i'm going to do the logical thing and read a semi-retelling of pride & prejudice through the lens of a mother-daughter book club ...more
Cindy Hudson
Oct 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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 rated it it was amazing
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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Completely Melanie
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
I would totally give this 4.5 stars if I could. The more of these stories I read, the more I fall in love with them!
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Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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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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Sarah Nealy
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite one of the series, for several reasons. One, the fact that Emma moves to England, I love how Bath and London are described, I felt like I could taste the clotted cream and fish and chips! Second, I love the growth of Cassidy's character, she's a tomboy thru and thru but she's blossoming into a beautiful young woman and I really liked her story in this! Overall a very enjoyable read and it does mimic Pride and Prejudice so that was fun. Also I noticed in this book that several ...more
Savannah Palmer
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another good book in the mother daughter book club series. Right before the beginning of the year Emma Hawthorne moves to England! For a year! This is an amazing book.
Shaica Kamille
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it really liked it
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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Lindi
Dec 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
Happy (spread The Word)
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
****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
Libby May
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. This is my second time reading it and I like it the same amount that I did the first time!

Honestly it's a lot of fun to see these girls grow up and learn and get boyfriends, and stick together.

I would recommend this series to girls who like to read about modern school girls with lives that are real. There's the queen bee, the fashionista, the cute boy, the farmer girl, and the reader. And the tom-boy. It's really perfect for everyone.

I'm probably either Cassidy with
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MaKenna Nostrom
3. The book pies and prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick is a fun book that you can’t stop reading! The book is about a mother daughter book club and all their adventures. It shows the story from the different perspectives of the girls in the book club. Emma a girl in the book club was surprised when her parents told them they were moving to England for a year. She was sad because she would have to leave her boyfriend and because she wouldn’t be able to participate in the mother daughter book c ...more
Jessica
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I took a risk choosing to read a book in the middle of a series without having previously read the earlier books (and only did so because of a local library reading challenge), but it stands alone well enough. I was missing some of the backstories but it was easy enough to either fill in the missing pieces or ignore them altogether.
The only struggle with picking up the story in the middle of the series is that there are a lot of girls a
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Katy Kurtzner
Nov 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
In the book Mother Daughter Book Club, Emma, one of the girls in the book club, finds out that her and her family are moving to England. The book constantly switches between who is telling the story in each chapter. Personally, I think that this book is an okay book but would not read anyone like this again.
Since the book changes between who is telling the story I think that it can get confusing if you are reading all at one time because I found that I had a hard time realizing that the perso
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Paula  Phillips
Nov 29, 2018 rated it liked it
It's about to be Freshman year for the girls in the Mother-Daughter Book Club and the year is looking exciting, and the girls are making plans. That is until Emma and Darcy's mother announces that the whole family is moving to England for a year and doing a house swap with a family from the UK. The family is excited as it is the home of Jane Austen and many other authors but Emma's life has just got interesting as she has her first boyfriend Stephen and Jessica isn't happy with her crush - Darcy ...more
Sarah Piper
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I honestly am just in love with this series. The entire concept is wonderful. I so enjoy reading the book along with them and getting the “fun facts” of the author from Mrs. Hawthorne.

These characters are just so wonderful and now that I’m emotionally invested in all of them (even Becca now) I just smile for their happiness and shed tears for their sadness along with them.

This story with the added element of the house swap with the Berkeley’s home in England and getting to see everything Jane
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ireneekins
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Started off a little slow but the last few chapters were really sweet. My favorite character of the books was always Cassidy. I loved seeing her transform into her new family. Her chapters always made me laugh! I thought the whole series was a cute idea about friendship, mothers and daughters, reading good books, and looking for similarities in literature to real life. Sometimes the books were a little longer than needed but each character was unique and fun.
Haley
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade, 2018
Still one of my favorites in the series...probs my 3rd time reading it
Stephanie Tiner
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodwill, own2019
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Neeraja
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was just as good as the first time I read it. I think that this book may be my favorite book in the series.
Amy
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Was pleasantly surprised with this one!!! Cant wat to read the next one!
Patricia
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 rounded to 4. Was having a hard time keeping track of who was who and how they relate to each other in the beginning.
Quinn Lei
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books in the world!
Indigo
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved everything about this book!!! It was sad, and almost made me cry, but it was so good! As soon as I started it I couldn't stop! It is on my favorites shelf, and I would totally recommend!!! ...more
iz
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
they just get better with every book! I love Fashionista Jane so much
Sage
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read it a while ago but forgot to add it so I'm just going to say I read it today. ...more
Syd
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING! EACH BOOK JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER THAN THE LAST! I LOVE THIS SERIES AND I SHIP ALL THE SHIPS THERE IS TO SHIP!
Thx sooooooo much 2 Heather Vogel Frederick 4 writing this series!

Recommended ages 12 & up.
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