Pride

Pride

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After the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri is forced to find common ground with Darius, while struggling with her four wild sisters, a handsome boy vying for her attention, and college applications.
Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Characteristics: 289 pages ; 22 cm
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062564047
Call Number: TEEN FICTION ZOBOI
Alternative Title: Pride and prejudice remix

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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." This is the first sentence of this modern version of the classic Pride and Prejudice. Lizzie Bennet is now Zuri Benitez and her pride in her heritage sources he... Read More »

ZZ’s world is transforming before her eyes, and not for the better, as she sees it. Oh, she is proud of the big, loud Haitian-Dominican family she loves, but is skeptical of the wealthy family who just moved in across the street. Pride collides with prejudice in this modern re-telling of Jane Aus... Read More »

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JeffcoTeens Jan 15, 2019

This Bushwick-set, contemporary retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice tackles gentrification, Blackness, and romance with honesty, humor, and heart.

This Bushwick-set, contemporary retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice tackles gentrification, Blackness, and romance with honesty, humor, and heart. (School Library Journal)

After the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri is forced to find common ground with Darius, while struggling with her four wild sisters, a handsome boy vying for her attention, and college applications.


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zoeythekat
Jun 06, 2020

This modern take on Pride and Prejudice takes on gentrification and the multitude prejudices people might have against one another.

STPL_JessH Sep 13, 2019

I read this book, then I turned around a few months later and read it again. And by read, I mean I listened to Elizabeth Acevedo's excellent narration.

In case it isn't clear, I love this book! I love the way Zoboi shifts and changes language quickly and forcefully. I love the depth of her writing and the many, many, different styles represented here. I admire the way she uses Austen's plot while still granting space for characters to grow and breathe. I really appreciate that Zuri is allowed to be seventeen and make mistakes and speak her truth. She isn't placed in a narrative box.

I think this book is wonderful and I am on a constant mission to get people to listen to it! Come on, be the next one. You can do it!!

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Sophia222
Aug 16, 2019

Having never read Pride and Prejudice, I did not know what to expect when I picked up this book. This novel follows a teen girl living in present-day Brooklyn, who learns a rich family is moving in across the street. She deals with university problems and boy problems, but also with the relationship between rich and poor, insiders and outsiders, and gentrification. She is an avid poet, and her poems are spread throughout the book, which provides an insight into her mind. I loved the Zuri's voice in this novel; her outlook on the world was relatable, no matter your race or upbringing. I loved the emphasis on the importance of family, as well as communication, which I feel is always overlooked. I recommend this book to everyone, especially readers who enjoy romance.

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Maria_Wa
Aug 05, 2019

Pride was a nicely written retelling of Pride & Prejudice set in Brooklyn. It discusses many important topics that are relevant today while keeping the story light-hearted and engaging for a variety of readers. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and the author did a great job making the characters relatable and spirited. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone; it is a great read.

ArapahoeLesley Jun 14, 2019

This Pride and Prejudice remix set in Brooklyn is expertly written by Ibi Zoboi and amazingly read by Elizabeth Acevedo, author of The Poet X. This is a fun way to relive some classics with some added relevant themes. Listen to it!

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WoodneathLaura
May 10, 2019

Rich and vibrant retelling of Pride and Prejudice for a teen audience.

ArapahoeTiegan May 08, 2019

A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice that also changes the background of beloved characters in such a beautiful way. I love Pride and Prejudice and greatly enjoyed this version of the story. I appreciated the diverse characters and the setting - I think this makes the classic story accessible to so many more teens.

Tigard_AnnmarieA Feb 27, 2019

An homage to Pride & Prejudice but with its own wonderful originality and vibrant characters. Zuri is one of five teenage Haitian-Dominican Republican American sisters living in a tiny apartment in the gentrifying neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. Their parents and landlady are the heart of the community, throwing block parties, cooking for everyone, and knowing everyone in the neighborhood. When the wealthy, black Darcy family and their two handsome sons Ainsley and Darius move into the renovated mansion across the street,most of the sisters are delighted, but Zuri thinks they are snobs who are helping to gentrify and dissolve the close-knit vibrant community of the neighborhood. Plus, Darius is so arrogant and judgmental! But perhaps they may both be persuaded to change their minds.

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ReadItOutLoud
Feb 15, 2019

Zoboi's writing just entrances me and this story was not going to let me down. Although I wanted a bit more from the romance side of things the commentary on class and gentrification really held my attention and made some valuable points. The main character evolves a lot and by the end you really feel like you don't want to stop listening to her ponder her place in society and what she should look for in relating to people. Aimed at older YA audiences this book is really great for adults too.

JessicaGma Jan 03, 2019

Nicely done re-telling of the Pride and Prejudice story with gentrification, teen protagonists and solid Afro-Latinx characters to update this classic. I wondered how they would tackle some of the elements of the original where now teen girls are too young to marry off, but it was very well done. An excellent read

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ReadItOutLoud
Feb 15, 2019

ReadItOutLoud thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

OPL_KrisC Nov 08, 2018

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Aug 17, 2018

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shayshortt
Sep 19, 2018

uri Benitez is an Afro-Latinx soon-to-be-senior from Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighbourhood. She is looking forward to a summer spent with her sister Janae, who is about to return from her first year of college, even though it will be tight quarters with five Benitez sisters packed into one oversize bedroom in their old apartment. But everything changes when the Darcy family moves into the newly built mini-mansion across the street, heralding the gentrification of Zuri’s beloved neighbourhood. Zuri dreams of going to college, and then coming back to serve her community, but will there be anything left of it by then? The wealthy, black Darcys don’t really fit into the hood, and to Zuri their money represents everything that is slowly destroying her piece of the world. But Janae falls hard for Ainsley, even as Zuri gets off to a bad start with his younger brother Darius. She would much rather spend her time with Warren, a boy from the neighbourhood who gets where she is coming from, but also attends an elite secondary school, suggesting he has a bright future ahead of him. But it is Warren’s past that she should really be concerned about, and it is Darius who seems to hold the key to that story.

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shayshortt
Sep 19, 2018

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.

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