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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,179 Ratings  ·  382 Reviews
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 Ain
ebook, 304 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Balzer + Bray
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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 this was an #ownvoices story, and also hello look at that amazing cover, I loved that, too. It's stunning, gorgeous, so so great. And so much of the story itself worked for me.. while so much of it didn't.

Straight out of the gate I have to say that I think this was the best contemporary/realized versi
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
"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.”

Pride is one of those books that I’ve hyped myself up for anf was a nervous wreck before reading because I so desperately wanted to love it. I can happily say that I was hooked from the first sentence and I did not want to put this book down. We follow Zuri Benitez as she tries to hold onto the familiarity
Tanya Tate
Bring my review back up since it's out today!

You can also read it on my blog!

Expected Pub Date: September 18th 2018 

I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Five Stars!! 

Before I finally write this review of this wonderful book before it comes out ( while juggling my memory since it's been four months since I read it while being sick)I have a confession to make. 

Confession : I have never read Pride and Prejudice. I have been meaning too cause I have like this nice
Lilly (Lair Of Books)
ARC received in exchange for a honest review

Full Spoiler Free review may also be viewed on LAIR OF BOOKS




There’s so much good to say about Ibi Zoboi’s Pride and why it’s such a relevant read for readers living in New York City or any major city for that matter. This is a Pride & Prejudice re-telling of sorts or as Zoboi calls it, a ‘Remix’ 🖤 but at its heart it’s a story about one girls love for her neighborhood and the effects of Gentrification. We meet
'This is the most I can do right now without calling him everything but a child of God, as Mama would say.'*

A retelling of Pride & Prejudice that I can finally get behind. Howwww? I don't even like Jane Austen since I think she's overrated because all she did was write about characters whose biggest problems were falling in love and family drama. Ehh. Pride, however changed that for me because it not only maintained the essence of P&P, it also managed to make the rest of it highly releva
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing

this book. is so freaking good.
3 1/2 stars

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when someone adapts Pride and Prejudice, I will read the crap out of itno matter how bad it is. Thankfully, this is pretty good, and what's more – it even occasionally transcends the original.

Zuri is proud to live with her messy, loud, vibrant Haitian-Dominican family in Bushwick, a close-knit, lower-income Brooklyn neighborhood. When the abandoned building across the street is bought by a bougie family and rebuilt into a McMansion, Zuri is
Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
Honest chat. I've never read Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". Did I lose my writing and reading credentials? Do I stand to continue my bookworm status?



I've survived over forty years of not reading the story nor watching a film adaptation while thriving on pop-cultural osmosis. In other words, I feigned knowledge of the stories in bits and pieces, and that's fine because a sweet and savory retelling of Austen's tale sprinkled with Oshun's love presented itself to semi-virgin eyes.

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I loved that this was a diverse retelling of Pride and Prejudice. And in my opinion, Zoboi picked the perfect setting to retell this story. The Bennets become the Benitezes, who host block parties and have a lovely little community, while Darcy and Bingley become the rich brothers Darcy, who are threatening to completely change the landscape of Zuri's hood. I loved how Zoboi used that premise to retell the Pride and Prejudic
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 they don’t look or act like boys where she’s from.

Which brings me to my main reason why I had to stop reading. I get it, she lived in the hood. Did that have to be repeated so many times throughout the book? Every other page was about something “in the hood”. So she lives in a lesser area. Nobody talks
Anna |hayinas7
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Yeah, definitely place this on your list.
Mini review:
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-star
I so wanted to like this The writing here simply doesn’t work. I would have loved for this to be a cool take on class, culture, and prejudice, but the quality of the writing distracted a lot from the themes.

Here, take a look:
“No they’re not! Those boys look like they’re from One Direction or something,” Layla says. “Look at how they’re dressed. I know a baller when I see one. And no rapper will be wearing them kinda shoes.”
“They’re more like Wrong Direction. They don’t look like they
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I initially went four stars, but after writing the review I can’t see any reason to withhold the fifth star. A pleasant book and a story that will transport you back to your teen years. She has really captured the authentic feel of those teenage worries, the angst around boys, the family dynamics, the anxiety about the future. This is billed as a remix of Pride and Prejudice and I can’t comment on how faithful this one is to that original because I haven’t read it. But anytime you can take a sto ...more
Jul 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
I liked seeing familiar elements from the original P&P story serving as the framework for this modern, multicultural YA tale, and that’s definitely the charming part of this tale to me — the author’s fresh take on the characters, in particular. But I wasn’t quite as invested in this story as I would’ve liked to be.
Feb 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
i need this in my life

Sep 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
3.5 stars - It was really good.

Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books, so I always love to read an author’s take on a retelling. Zoboi easily has the most original and fresh version that I have read thus far.

Things still were far from perfection however. The beginning and end were lackluster but the middle was terrific and brought the overall rating of the book up. Zuri’s poetry and haikus initially were annoying (I’m not a huge poetry fan), but they grew on me by the end and a
Jen Ryland
Loved this!

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Thanks to the publisher for providing an advance copy for review!
Sep 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

I am so disappointed. I was so excited to read an adaptation of one of my favourite classics--especially one with Latinx characters because I'm Latina. Though my particular culture was not represented food-wise, I did see that Zoboi used the religion that is practiced in Cuba (aside from Catholicism). A religion that my family is heavily involved with and that I am also a part of.

Before I get to my deep disappointment in how that w
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1018
I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Pride and Prejudice meet Brooklyn, Afro-Latino families, lots of comedy, romance and family in this modern retelling of the classic. I loved how multicultural the characters in Zoboi's book were, how Zuri was so headstrong in everything and the romance which developed through the story.

It's a refreshing retelling which I enjoyed very much.
Mar 18, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-releases
Samantha (WLABB)
I must confess, I have never read Pride and Prejudice, but I have now read so many retellings, I feel quite familiar with the story, and I really enjoyed the way Zoboi took on Austen.

I lived in East Flatbush, Brooklyn until I was almost 14, so I LOVE books set in my place of birth. It was fun visiting some of the many pockets of the borough with Zuri, and remembering why I loved Brooklyn so much. Sitting on the stoop, yelling out the window, playing in the hydrant, attending a block party -- the
❈ laura ❈
I have always thought of Bushwick as home, but in that moment, I realize that home is where the people I love are, wherever that is.

✰✰✰✰ (more like 4.5)

Rep: black cast of characters, mc and her sisters are haitian-dominican; mc comes from a poor background.
TW: racism and poberty are talked about (in case that's something that could tw you), death, leaked nude photos.

One of the goals I had this year was to read Pride and Prejudice for for several reasons. One of them is so I could read retellin
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you know me at all then you know that Pride & Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time. I’ve read several retellings of Pride & Prejudice and I have to say that Pride by Ibi Zoboi is now my favorite one. I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading it. I loved seeing the world through the eyes a young girl struggling to find her footing in a world that was changing without her permission. The poems and the college visit took me back to my days in high school whe
Rebel Women Lit
Over the course of the years - decades even - there have been several retellings of Jane Austen's (arguably) most popular novel, "Pride and Prejudice" in film and a template for some novels. Rather than classifying these as the result of an unimaginative creative industry, I'm going to chalk this up to the cultural impact of such a novel. While Jane Austen's novels have always introduced us to heroines that subvert gender stereotypes/expectations, there was something about this headstrong and "s ...more
Sophie Elaina
Pride is a stunning modernised remix of the classic Pride and Prejudice. Whether you've read Pride and Prejudice or not you will no doubt enjoy this cute, contemporary. I myself haven't read Pride and Prejudice in it's entirety but I do know the story well. And I have to say that I really enjoyed Ibi Zoboi's take on the classic tale.

The book follows Zuri Benitez; as she is quickly thrown off guard by her new neighbours. She's used to her neighbourhood how it is, how it's always been, but things
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
random thoughts until I finish my review

“The world could fall apart around me, but we are still a family. It doesn’t matter where we go. Bushwick will come with us. Don’t let your pride get in the way of your heart, mija.”

I’m stuck between giving this book 3.5 stars or 4 stars.
Pride was one of my most anticipated releases and when I finally managed to get my hands on a copy I couldn’t wait to start it. It was an enjoyable read but some things bothered me.

- I enjoyed that this was a remix of Pr
Always here for a good diverse retelling of pride and prejudice.
Vicky Who Reads
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Looking for a romcom + coming of age story wrapped together really nicely? Also a Pride + Prejudice retelling in Brooklyn? THEN PICK THIS UP!!!
What the what?!? GIVE ME IT.
Morgan (The Bookish Beagle)
4.5 stars. This was such an incredible book! One of the best retellings I've ever read- it was easy to see the source material inspiration but it wasn't derivative or heavy handed. It was perfectly done. Zuri's experience is about as far from mine as it can get but I can tell how much love went into crafting her story. Bushwick was a living, breathing character of its own, which is the best sort of setting in my opinion. I loved all of the cultural aspects (some of which, yes, I had to Google) a ...more
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Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her award-winning writing has been published in Haiti Noir, the Caribbean Writer, The New York Times Book Review, the Horn Book Magazine, and The Rumpus, among others. Her debut YA novel AMERICAN STREET, a National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Notable Book of 2017, is published by Balzer+ ...more
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