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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062564047
Branch Call Number: YF ZOBOI-I
Characteristics: 289 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Austen, Jane 1775-1817 Pride and prejudice


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SAPL_Teens Aug 14, 2020

I loved this take on Pride and Prejudice. It had such a diverse cast and unique twist on the story. It game me romance, suspense and everything in between. 5/5 stars- SAPL Teen Read It & Review Contributor

Jun 06, 2020

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

Tigard_LindsayD May 14, 2020

A contemporary YA Pride & Prejudice retelling set in Brooklyn; think the spoken word in The Poet X and characters who proudly call out injustice, like The Hate U Give.

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!!

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.

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!

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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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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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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