Pride

Pride Review

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 becoming unrecognizable.

When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.

But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.

In a timely update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, critically acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic.

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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. 3 stars. Thi...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    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 purpos...

  • Emma Giordano

    Very much enjoyed this novel! Review to come....

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    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 th...

  • 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 o...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

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  • 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 lmao. So uh I'm pretty sure this is good if you're into that. I'm not, so I...

  • 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 th...

  • Jennifer

    In Ibi Zoboi's YA retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the characters are reimagined into the present day time period of Brooklyn, New York. Protagonist Elizabeth Bennet becomes 17-year-old...