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Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix

Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix

Scris de Ibi Zoboi

Povestit de Elizabeth Acevedo


Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix

Scris de Ibi Zoboi

Povestit de Elizabeth Acevedo

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4/5 (513 evaluări)
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6 ore
Lansat:
18 sept. 2018
ISBN:
9780062855046
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Descriere

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.

Lansat:
18 sept. 2018
ISBN:
9780062855046
Format:
Carte audio

Despre autor

Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her novel American Street was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. She is also the author of Pride and My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, a New York Times bestseller. She is the editor of the anthology Black Enough. Born in Haiti and raised in New York City, she now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children. You can find her online at www.ibizoboi.net.


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  • (3/5)
    After reading this re-imagined Pride and Prejudice and countless others I'm left wondering if I ever really liked Elizabeth Bennet. In every retelling I hate the "Lizzie Bennet" for the way she treats "Mr. Darcy" in the beginning. She's unjustifiably rude and downright unpleasant. Or maybe that's just me. Zuri Benitez has lived in a run down apartment building in Bushwick for her whole life. Her family is everything to her and she's excited for her sister Janae to come home from college for the summer. When a wealthy family purchases the dumpy old house across the street and renovate it into a modern new house Zuri despises the changes she sees on her street. She doesn't warm up very much to the Darcy family that owns that house either. Here's the rundown Zuri - Elizabeth BennetDarius - Mr. DarcyAinsley - Mr. BingleyJanae - Jane BennetWarren - WickamMarisol - Mary BennetLayla - Lydia BennetKayla - Kitty BennetCarrie - Caroline BingleyGeorgia - Georgiana DarcyCollin - Mr. CollinsCharlize - CharlotteCatherine Darcy - Lady Catherine de BourghSome personalities were altered to make them a little more likeable and others were kind of one-offs just for the nod towards the original material. In the end I still liked where the story went and even though the romance was lame I did like Zuri by the end.
  • (4/5)
    A contemporary YA remix of Pride and Prejudice set in Brooklyn. Seventeen year old Zuri Benitez is proud of her family, of their Haitian-Dominican heritage, of their community. She’s unimpressed by the change she sees, like gentrification of her neighbourhood and the wealthy Darcy family moving in across the street. 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. But it’s not just the junky stuff they’ll get rid of. People can be thrown away too, like last night’s trash left out on sidewalks or pushed to the edge of wherever all broken things go. What those rich people don’t always know is that broken and forgotten neighborhoods were first built out of love.Pride twists the events of Pride and Prejudice fit Zuri’s context, rather than the other way round. This allows the story explore cultural identity and class and dealing with change, and to be not so predictable for someone who knows Pride and Prejudice backwards; it means Zuri’s relationship with Darius makes sense for two 21st century teenagers. Pride is a cute teen romance, but it’s most powerful as a love-letter to Zuri’s hood, to this world she’s grown up in. I listened to the audiobook, which helped bring Zuri’s hood to life even more vividly -- I got to hear the accents and the proper pronunciations and Zuri’s spoken-word poetry.
  • (4/5)
    This novel is entertaining and interesting. It brings clarity and life to a poor, predominately black neighborhood that is becoming “gentrified.” When the mixed, rich family moves into the big ol' house next door after fixing it up to be almost a mansion, there is bound to be tension.I loved the language of this book, the slang I'm not familiar with, the ethnic phrases, and the excellent narration. And don't get me wrong; I enjoyed the book. But the plot was a little too tired, a little too predictable, just dressed up in fresh, new clothes. Pretty clothes, yes, but nothing I haven't seen before.
  • (3/5)
    I got this book from an Owlcrate. I read the first 60 pages of this book and decided to set it aside. It's not an awful book but not something I really was into either. It's one of those contemporary YA romance books set in the "hood" so to speak. It's also a retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Neither theme really appeals to me much and the story didn't draw me in.The book starts with Zuri and her sisters as they watch the wealthy Darcy family move in across the street from them. Right away you can tell that this is a book where the sisters will fall in love with the charming Darcy brothers. However, the “twist” is that this book is set in Brooklyn and there are ramifications for Benitez’s welcoming the wealthy Darcy’s. Overall this was just not my thing. The writing style is okay but I found it hard to engage with the story or the characters.
  • (5/5)
    This was modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice with Elizabeth Bennett being replaced by Zuri Benitez, an Afro-Latina whose Brooklyn neighborhood is shaken up when the wealthy Darcy family moves in. Much of the plot follows the overall path of P and P, but the modern venue added some new twists. Since it's the 21st century, Zuri's sister's reputation isn't ruined by running off with a boy, but no spoilers here, you'll have to read the book. But beyond the classic love story there were some added themes that really added to this book. The overall issue of how gentrification is changing neighborhoods was definitely a good topic to ponder, as well as the overall issue of being black in America, even in a city as tolerant as New York.I listened to this book (thank you Libro.fm for the free ALC!). Definitely recommend listening to this one. There is a lot of slang and narrator Elizabeth Acevedo did a phenomenal job in her performance of this book with accents and different voices for the cast. Highly recommended!
  • (4/5)
    Zuri loves repping her block. But things are starting to change. When a HUGE new house is build across the street and the wealthy, handsome Darcy brothers move it, her world shifts. She hates Darius instantly, judging him on his appearance. But as the two get to know each other they connect. Zuri's small world is getting bigger as she visits Howard and thinks of college, as her family considers moving, and it throws her. Poetry is interspersed throughout the narrative. Elizabeth Acevado's narration is powerful in the audiobook.
  • (4/5)
    Zuri Benitez loves her Brooklyn neighborhood. It's loud, it's poor, but it's comfortable in all the right ways. When an upper-class Black family moves in across the street, she's not as excited as her four sisters, despite the fact that the two teenage brothers are very fine, indeed. She doesn't like the way they look down their noses at her street, at her sisters -- particularly Darius, the younger brother, who strikes her as entirely arrogant. But as the two families are thrown together, she starts to see him in a new light...This is billed as "A Pride and Prejudice Remix," and it does a great job of interpreting the original in a new context. Some of the humor of the original is lost, as is a little of the drama. On the other hand, it addresses plenty of timely issues regarding race, and it still has a satisfying romantic plot. It's a fast, enjoyable read, both for fans of the original, and for those encountering it for the first time. Recommended.
  • (4/5)
    I liked the poetry the most. I also enjoyed following the strong female lead while she struggled to grow up and better understand the world around her.
    It was also interesting to hear about the way people perceive other people and how they work toward understanding each other despite the differences rising from upbringing, pride,prejudice, education or naivete.
  • (4/5)
    Enjoyed this Pride and Prejudice contemporary adaptation. Definitely a remix.
  • (5/5)
    This started off slow but, became very interesting. The characters were very relatable! I really like Zuri
  • (5/5)
    Everything I wanted and more! A wonderful interpretation of Lizzie Bennet. Listened to the entire book in two sittings :)
  • (5/5)
    This book pulls you in after a couple of chapters. It gave me the chills like Pride & Prejudice did, and I love the modern remix that speaks to current themes of identity, neighborhood change, belonging, understanding, generational differences and influence.
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful! Absolutely stunning and I loved every part of it!
  • (5/5)
    Great audiobook with an amazing story and narrator. It was a meaningful, quick and beautiful written story. Totally recommend! I loved the author's previous novel and this one was no different!
  • (5/5)
    Ok woow!! Loved this! Definitely gooing to write a bigger review!
  • (4/5)
    I loved how very different the author wrote this story. The whole time I was reading this book I compared them to the characters in the movie ? and I must say don't compare it to the movie lol ??‍♀️?.... This book had me so connected with charactersit was a WHOLE mood in my opinion. It really was a REMIX I highly enjoyed this book.
  • (4/5)
    "Pride" is a well-crafted retelling of "Pride and Prejudice" that talks about gentrification, poverty and identity in a thoughtful way.

    I believe that retellings of classics are a fun way to explore a well-beloved tale and make it more actual - and there is nothing more actual than a discussion on the gentrification of poor neighbourhoods, mostly inhabited by Afrian-American and Latine communities. Moreover, this book discusses classism, privilege and identity in an acessible and thoughtful way, in my opinion.

    I'm honestly in awe at how well done this book is written. It takes so much of the Jane Austen story, but puts a spin on it that makes it refreshing and nice to read. I found myself recognizing the tropes, the characters, the scenes but not getting tired at all or feeling like I read that before; instead, I was happy to recognize it, and amazed at Ibi Zoboi's crafting.

    Zuri was a great protagonist, although (like Elizabeh in P&P tbh) not your typical likeable protagonist. She has a strong personality, and is very judgy, but she also loves her family and her community a lot, and would do everything for the ones they love. She's finding her place in the world while falling in love, and dealing with her views on what is happening to her neighbourhood, so of course she's going to be irrational sometimes and make some mistakes. I thought she was relatable, and a great protagonist.

    However, Darius was not really it for me - I don't think I connected with him (or with Zuri's sisters, for that matter) as much as I did with Zuri, and that was kind of meh since he's the love interest.

    Nonetheless, I really enjoyed this book. It was a fantastic retelling, fun and quick but it also talks about serious issues that need to be brought to light and discussed. I listened to the audiobook, which is narrated by Elizabeth Azevedo - which was the reason I chose the audiobook - and I totally recommend it, because she's an amazing narrator.
  • (3/5)
    I think the story had a lot of potential but it did not seem to rise in my opinion. I wanted more from Darcy and an epilogue for both and did not get it. The book is cute and light but I will not return to it again...
  • (5/5)
    loved it this is a great book i love this book very much it is the best
  • (5/5)
    This was such a cute story. I loved the characters, I loved the winks to Pride and Prejudice and I loved what it taught me.
  • (4/5)
    The audiobook was easily 4 stars, Elizabeth Acevedo is an amazing narrator, the story itself is closer to a 3/5. Zuri is indeed super judgemental and Darius was very much in the sidelines.
  • (5/5)
    What a story! Yes, yes, yes, it's a remix of a classic story; but it's been revived by Ibi Zoboi here. The audiobook especially brings the voices and the culture of the story to your ears. A little too many "What the Fudge" in my opinion, but I wa thinking of using this for the classroom. Very touching ending. Nicely done.
  • (3/5)
    Zuri war vor allem in der ersten Hälfte einfach nur unsympathisch. Allgemein hätte die Handlung mehr Tiefe vertragen, das Buch hätte ruhiger etwas länger sein können.
  • (4/5)
    Fantastic rewrite of Austen’s original Pride & Prejudice -listened to audiobook version via Kindle - amazing narrator perfect voice for main protagonist !
  • (4/5)
    I must say "Pride" was a lot of fun. The author did a wonderful job of modernising the Jane Austen classic for the next generation. Zuri Benitez was stubborn, independent and strong-willed. She often came across as judgemental, especially towards Darius when he and his family first moved in opposite the Benitez family home. However, her straight-forward nature and refusal to back down made her a likeable protagonist. She had dreams and aspirations, showed pride in her lower-class Brooklyn neighbourhood and adored her close-knit family. She was extremely protective of her sisters and their interactions and banter were a highlight of this novel.Darius was a great character. Although stuck-up at the start, the more Zuri and the reader got to know him, it became obvious that there was a vulnerable side to him. It was enjoyable watching his friendship with Zuri grow and deepen into something deeper.I also loved the rick Haitian-Dominican culture that the author wove throughout the story. The food, sights and smells of the community were brought to life and the neighbourhood was like one large supportive family who cared and looked after each other. They celebrated and mourned together.There were a couple of things I didn't enjoy about this book. One was the ending, I felt it was unsatisfactory, and the other was the romance. The chemistry between Zuri and Darius was missing making it unbelievable. The romance between Zuri's sister and Darius' brother was better portrayed.Even though most teenage girls probably haven't read "Pride and Prejudice", I think they will enjoy "Pride" for its focus on strong characters, race and class distinctions, gentrification of suburbs, family and friendship, and prejudice. Overall, this novel was great entertainment with some beautiful poetry at the end of many chapters.
  • (1/5)
    Couldn’t listen, voice of narrator annoying even if appropriate
  • (4/5)
    Took me back to my old New York neighborhood, which is also gentrified now - although we didnt have social media we did have the flavor of community- the remix of pride and prejudice also brings true if not repetitive but well done
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely amazing and so authentic! It touched my heart so much!
  • (2/5)

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    I'm frustrated.
    Zuri is so angry all the time.
    And not in a fun way.
    There's a lot going on.

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  • (2/5)

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    This book took me 10 months to read. Absolutely terrible take on Pride and Prejudice.

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