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Pies & Prejudice

(The Mother-Daughter Book Club #4)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  5,284 ratings  ·  388 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 ...more
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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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
"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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Audrey
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Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
REVIEW
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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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
Nick
Aug 24, 2015 rated it liked it
In this review, Ill be reviewing the parts of the whole series I haven't liked and the good parts.
Bad Parts:

1. Stero-type girls. Many of the girls in the series are stereo-typed girls. For instance, Cassidy is a jock without good grades who doesn't like boys. Megan loves boys, fashion, doesn't get very good grades, and hates sports. Same with Becca. I have to say, only Jess is an original character.
2. They Must Be Thin + Judgemental Characters. In the first and second book, The Mother-Daughter
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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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Elainna K
Jan 27, 2016 rated it liked it
“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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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
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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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: own, goodwill
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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.
Syd Carp
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.
Cecilia
Oct 01, 2011 rated it liked it
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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Madeline
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Once
Jan 04, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Hillaryaltes
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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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Elizabeth
Aug 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Susan
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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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Emma
Jun 26, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Jul 30, 2016 rated it liked it
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 :)
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