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By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sparkling multi-ethnic reimagining of "Pride and Prejudice."

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Bad Language, offensive portrait of blacks

My daughter who is 12 picked this book up to read, but put it down and told us it had some pretty bad language. I can't claim to know for a fact is this is correct, but she said it had like 4 "F" words and other language and she was only part way into the book. I don't like the idea that the author, though black herself, chosen to represent black people to youth with such bad language. She didn't finish the book so we don't know how much worse it got or if the people were good characters or not.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 13+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Even devoted Jane Austen fans will be charmed by this remix that blends modern-day problems of gentrification and class prejudice with a cast of relatable characters. Pride features only the major characters from Austen's novel and the plot has been simplified, but all that works in its favor, producing a story that should captivate even teens who recoil at the very idea of reading anything that resembles a "classic."

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