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Pride by Ibi Zoboi
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bookshelves: contemporary, young-adult, read-2019, retelling

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 and fun retelling and definitely recommend!

(It was a short book though so I wanted more development between Zuri/Darius. They went from hate to love real fast. BUT. Every P&P retelling I've read does soooo. Possibly it is just the original too lolol.)

Also a moment to say how accurate the sister rep was!! This had 5 sisters (Zuri being the 2nd oldest) and omg I also am one of five sisters and it was just like yesss this is what it's like. Frustrating as heck but you'll also do anything for your sisters.
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Reading Progress

August 24, 2019 – Started Reading
August 24, 2019 – Shelved
August 24, 2019 –
page 100
32.89% "I have read so many retellings of Pride and Prejudice and never ...the actual...original 😂"
August 24, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary
August 24, 2019 – Shelved as: read-2019
August 24, 2019 – Shelved as: young-adult
August 24, 2019 – Shelved as: retelling
August 24, 2019 – Finished Reading

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My Bookish Delights The hate to love is definitely not fast in the original. I think it happens somewhere around a year. You would think I would remember exactly since I've read it 3 times. :) You must read the original! My all-time favorite book!


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Josh Talks Books I've been wanting to read this one but I think I might wait until I read the original first so that I can compare the two.


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