Pride & Popularity (The Jane Austen Diaries #1) by Jenni James

Pride & Popularity (The Jane Austen Diaries, #1)

240 pages
Published July 13th 2011
by Inkberry Press/Brigham Distributing
(first published May 7th 2011)

If you are hoping to find a YA book full of paranormal beasts, sex, or teens who act much more like under-aged adults, I suggest you save your money and do not buy this book. In fact don’t buy any of The Jane Austen Diaries.  However, if you are looking for a clean, lighthearted, sweet romance, where teens are good and happy and normal–like all of the teens I know (including my own!) then read on.  You’ve come to the right place. 🙂 –Jenni

Chloe Elizabeth Hart despises the conceited antics of the popular crowd, or more importantly, one very annoying self-possessed guy, Taylor Anderson, who seems determined to make her the president of his fan club! As if! Every girl in the whole city of Farmington, New Mexico, is in love with him, but he seems to be only interested in Chloe.

This modern high school adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice” is a battle of wits as Chloe desperately tries to remain the only girl who can avoid the inevitable—falling for Taylor.

This Book Contains: Wholesome good-hearted fun!!!!!

My Thought:

I loved it!  I know many of the die-hard Pride and Prejudice purest will find fault with this book but not me.  It is not the Darcy and Elizabeth story.  It is the Chloe and Taylor story with nods to Pride and Prejudice.  As a true retelling it is way off but as a based off of P&P it does a fantastic job!   For those of you looking for an accurate retelling you need to go elsewhere.   But, if you just love to read anything related to Pride and Prejudice, than you are in for a treat.   This book is full of wholesome goodness.  It is a very appropriate read for any age.   Also, I think this is a good book to introduce to younger girls who havent read P&P to start getting them ready to read her works.


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