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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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WriterAtHeart
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I cannot recommend this retelling of "Pride and Prejudice" enough! I am absolutely in love and cannot wait to read more by Ibi Zoobi. Her storytelling just hooked me from the very beginning and I sped through this read!

HeatherBookNerd I loved it too. The audiobook is 👍🏼 1w
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dustys_bookshelf
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Panpan

Just not the book for me.

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bullbunny
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📚 tagged
🎞 Practical Magic
🎶 Bangles - Manic Monday https://youtu.be/SsmVgoXDq2w

It's cold here, fall ran away 😭 we are getting snow already

@JoScho #manicmonday

JoScho It is still so hot here. Like mid nineties! Thanks for playing 🧡🍁🧡 1mo
bullbunny @JoScho 😭 30s 1mo
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Jasxnicole
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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.

WriterAtHeart I have this on my TBR! I hope you're enjoyed it! 2mo
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DebinHawaii
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#RedRoseSeptember
I‘m so behind (work is insane) so I‘m doing a #quadrupledip to get mostly caught up from the week.
In this Pride and Prejudice retelling, Zuri has a #KinkyAfro & her Bushwick, Brooklyn neighborhood is her #MerseyParadise a place she loves. She & her sister Janae #SitDown on the roof of their building & watch what‘s going on. Zuri has an immediate dislike of Darius Darcy, living #TheLifeOfRiley in his family‘s mini-mansion.🎤😉

arlenefinnigan Wow. A quadruple link is some going! Excellent work. 2mo
Cinfhen Well played 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼and I‘m kind of keen to read this particular retelling 2mo
Cinfhen Hope you have a quieter week 💜 2mo
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lele1432
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Panpan

Here I am with another #unpopularopinion. Zuri was insufferable; hyper-sensitive when she felt disrespected, but proudly judged & disrespected anyone she felt was "bougie" & not black enough. Too many 1-dimentional caricatures of nasty rich folk who presumably didn't like Zuri b/c she's hood, & her hood status made her "realer" than anyone else. Writing was juvenile, unrealistic, & full of stereotypes. The love story felt forced & dry. 1.5⭐️s??

lele1432 I'm disappointed b/c this could've been an excellent illustration of class dynamics, but ended up losing all credibility with me. We got a bunch of broad-stroke interactions that were so exaggerated it almost felt like satire. Zuri's behavior is never addressed & doesn't change. She thinks blacks who speak proper are corny, yet she's well-read & aspires to go to Howard. Her character had too many incongruities. Narration was great tho. 2mo
SW-T I wasn‘t crazy about Zuri either for basically the same reasons. 2mo
lele1432 @SW-T yeah something was just off about her character. I couldn't really root for her. 2mo
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lele1432
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Trying to finish all the books I started this summer. I'm about halfway through & wondering if I should have picked Ayesha At Last for my modern day retelling prompt. Zuri is a frustrating character. I get the concept of P&P but I'm tired of her judging the Darcy boys simply because they're not like the boys in her hood. They didn't actually act like they were better than everyone. I keep wanting to tell her there's not 1 way to be black.🙄

Nicki_McCall This is my feeling also after reading a few chapters. It sounded like a good book so I'm gonna give it a few more chapters and see if I can get into the story. 2mo
lele1432 @Nicki_McCall Glad I'm not the only one! I finished it and didn't think it got any better sadly. I hope you like it more than I did! 2mo
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cobwebmoth
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2
@Megabooks

If you haven't been tagged yet, feel free to join in!

Megabooks That is gorgeous! Is it 3D? 2mo
Tanisha_A 😍 2mo
cobwebmoth @Megabooks Some of it is slightly raised. I think the artist did a great job giving it more depth than it actually has.☺ 2mo
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Clwojick
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An hour or so into this one, and I‘m enjoying it so far. The audiobook is reminding me of Solo by Kwame Alexander. #SummersEndReadathon

4thhouseontheleft I really liked this book, and I can‘t wait to see her at the book festival I‘m going to in September! 2mo
Airykah13 Shoot, I‘m just now finding about the summer‘s end readathon 😫😆. Oh well! 2mo
Clwojick @Airykah13 hopefully I‘ll be doing one in the fall as well. 😍 2mo
Airykah13 I‘ll keep an eye out ☺️ 2mo
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HeatherBookNerd
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Loved this retelling of Pride and Prejudice in modern day Brooklyn featuring the Afro-Latino Benitez family. When the wealthy Darcy family move into the newly renovated house across the street, the Bushwick neighborhood will never be the same. Elizabeth Acevedo narrates the audiobook and it‘s marvelous.

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NovelNancy
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This novel is a retelling of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. It's set in Brooklyn with all characters of color. It's fresh, funny & engaging - a fun read!

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Almost a So - So for me. In this Retelling of P&P it's Zuri(Elizabeth) who Dislikes at First Sight. She continually judges Darius (Darcy) and even at Come Together moment never actually admits to it. It's 'Ok.Yeah.' and then she justifies her actions some more. Makes her a hard character to like. Maybe Author's plan? Never quite got Darcy's motovation either. Ending moved it to a Pick.
2nd Read of#austeninaugust2019
#prideandprejudiceretelling

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BinxReadsBooks
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Pride - Ibi Zoboi
I really enjoyed this audiobook. Firstly, I love pride and prejudice. This was a phenomenal glimpse into a world I would never get the chance to see otherwise, and it was so very well written. I loved all of the characters, and I knew exactly who each one was when they were introduced. Now I want to go back and read Pride and Prejudice lol loved this.

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lele1432
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Yeah, so...I'm an idiot and didn't grab this when it was featured in an #Audible sale. My mistake. My hold came in from Libby, and I am falling in love with Elizabeth Acevedo's narration!! I may have to go ahead and use a credit for this one, because I can see myself re-listening to this in the future! #audio #audiobook #popsugarreadingchallenge #pop19 #classics #retelling #ownvoices #diversereads #diversebooks

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mariaku21
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Pickpick

This modern retelling of Austen's classic was both faithful and new as Zoboi added her spin and was able to explore cultural identity and class through the characters that I personally enjoyed.

Listening to the audiobook, I swear Elizabeth Acevedo's reading of this was just so on point that I couldn't help but love it!
Definitely, recommend the audiobook!

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hdhubbard
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10/10 Interesting and exceptionally well written take on pride and prejudice based in New York City. Enjoyed it more than I expected, well worth the time to read.

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BeaG
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Loved it! I have never read Pride and Prejudice. I may check it out after reading this one.

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ninergrl6
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Mehso-so

Not exactly what #PrideMonth means but I'm always down for a Pride & Prejudice retelling. Of course knowing the original made the plot predictable, but the modernization worked & I appreciate the commentary on gentrification. I didn't buy Zuri's emotional whiplash in the second half; it was too back-and-forth. Rearranging a few plot points could've helped that. Overall it was just okay but the cover is A+ #ya #weneeddiversebooks #teachersoflitsy

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ness
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Loves this! Elizabeth Acevedo kills the narration. (If you liked her reading The Poet X, you‘ll like this.) She, unsurprisingly, rocks the poetry portions. I could listen to her perform poetry all day. As for #BFC, doing great on yoga and reading, but I need to catch up on running; I spent last night cleaning out my car and saying goodbye to my wheels of 13 years and today I bought a new car! 💜 🚙 #BookFitnessChallenge

DivineDiana A new car! Next post, a photo! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 5mo
jillannjohn Oh I didn‘t know she was the narrator! I loved Poet X. I have the physical book of Pride in my huge TBR. I‘m going to try the audio! (edited) 5mo
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ness
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Pride by Ibi Zoboi is today‘s Audible daily deal! It‘s a steal for $2.95—and it‘s narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo, of The Poet X fame. https://www.audible.com/pd/Pride-Audiobook/B07DFN5VRB?serial=&source_code=AUDORE...

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Nessavamusic
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Mehso-so

#audiobook 2 done for #BFC also 35 minutes of exercise today!
I have to give this a so-so as I just didn‘t love it. I think I‘m mainly just tired of #YA and this is very teen and I am multiple decades beyond. I think teen readers would definitely enjoy it though. Well done audio work. This also completes my Z for #litsyatoz!
@wanderinglynn @BookishMarginalia

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Success on many levels! 👏 6mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 6mo
Laughterhp Great job! 👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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Nessavamusic
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36 Minutes of exercise today for my #BFC! Also a good third into my second audiobook. So far it‘s OK, but I‘m not loving so far. It may be I didn‘t realize it was YA, and I‘m a little burnt out on YA.
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Well done.. I‘ve never been a fan of YA. 6mo
nelehelen Awesome!! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 6mo
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BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 6mo
Laughterhp Great job! I tried to read this book, but couldn‘t get into it because it was very YA! 6mo
tdrosebud 👏👏👏👍👍👍 6mo
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thelizflynn
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Pickpick

Loved this Pride & Prejudice retelling! The classic storyline fits perfectly in to this updated setting and (better) characters. #audiobook

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Nessavamusic
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Next #audiobook for #BFC!

BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 6mo
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Shley9225
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Mehso-so

This book is hard for me to review. On one hand, the writing was great, the story good, the topics it covered important. On the other hand, I had trouble relating to Zuri, and don‘t like P&P. And... honestly? I felt vilified. I know that is part of Zuri‘s character, and that caucasian culture as a whole still has miles to improve, but I didn‘t like being told we‘re all insensitive uncaring culture destroyers. Maybe this just shows my ignorance :(

GlassAsDiamonds I wouldn‘t say ignorance - no one reasonably would like that (and I don‘t think mass generalisation help anyone progress any agenda ever...). 6mo
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Sarz
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Mehso-so

3 ⭐
Not for me. I love a retelling but this didn't feel like there was enough original content for me. P&P is close to my heart, but I felt like I cringed my way through this. I didn't feel connected to any of the characters and Zuri was just horrible - her 'prejudice' went beyond being judgemental to telling everyone what their identity should be and how they should express it.

AvidaLectrix ☹ Bummer. I love P&P too! 6mo
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AnansiGirl
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At 8:25:53 Pride is the first book finished. Back to closing the blinds from this dreadful sight outside and proceeding with #24B4Monday.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 A great time so far! 👏 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Going fabulously! 👏🙌 7mo
AnansiGirl @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid thank you for the encouragement reading friends 😁 7mo
DGRachel Is that...snow? 😱 6mo
AnansiGirl @DGRachel your eyes are seeing snow in that pic. ❄️❄️❄️It was only an inch and was gone by Sunday. 😅 6mo
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tjwill
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I started this “Pride and Prejudice Remix” last night, and then finished it tonight. I love how Zoboi reworked Austen‘s classic to set it in present-day Bushwick, a neighborhood in Brooklyn. The protagonist, Zuri, is not impressed when the Darcys move in across the street, but you probably know the rest of the story. The book addresses gentrification, community, culture shock, and first love. It was a fun read with a lot of heart.

DarcysMom Great review! 7mo
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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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I love this. I love the audiobook and everything. ❤️

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Vblancsbooks
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this retelling although on the short side it was a nice interpretation set in Brooklyn with diversity #justread #read #pride #ibizoboi

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AutumnAuroraRain95
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5/5 stars. LOVED this book! I am a sucker for a good Pride and Prejudice remake and I absolutely loved this version and the stylistic choices that the author made.

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Currently reading and loving this Pride and Prejudice retelling!

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Carleneishere
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Full disclosure: I‘ve never actually read a single Jane Austin novel. But I throughly enjoyed this opening in Ibi Zoboi‘s reimagining.

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Carleneishere
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Hammock chair. Quilt. Wind rustling through the oak trees. Cold Coke. Husband working in the evenings. Perfection. Now I‘m just waiting for my housemate/tenant to get home so she can fetch me the canned wine I left inside. This nest is too perfect to risk messing up.

sprainedbrain Perfection! 7mo
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okthislooksbad
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Mehso-so

I think I would've liked this a lot more if it hadn't been for the Pride and Prejudice-ness of it, which I should've known but somehow hadn't anticipated, so that's all on me. I did enjoy the very modern take on it all, though. Also, Elizabeth Acevedo should narrate all audiobooks. Every single one.

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Jasxnicole
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March Wrap-up 📚

Was planning on marking a lot more off my TBR and challenge lists this month, but working at the theater kept me extremely busy this month(Thanks Madea, Captain Marvel, AND Us 😩). I still managed to fit in some really good picks so not all is lost 😊

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 📖💖 7mo
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sebrittainclark
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For Unassigned Reading's one year anniversary in May, we're letting our listeners pick our book. We've currently got the first round of voting happening on Twitter and Instagram, and we'll have two more rounds on Tuesday and Friday this week.

If you'd line to participate checkout out these links to our other social media:

http://instagram.com/unassignedreading
http://twitter.com/unassignedpod

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Lovesbooks87
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I really enjoyed this book. I have never read Pride & Prejudice so I wasn't comparing it to the original book. But I do have the book and it has made me want to read it to see how it is. I loved seeing how Darius and Zuri interacted together and how they really didn't like each other at first but the more they got to know each other they realized they really liked each other. I also loved Zuri family! Great quick read!

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BarbaraJean
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I‘m torn on this—I think I was distracted by trying to identify the correlations to Pride & Prejudice, and evaluating how this “remix” matched up. Several scenes & plot points felt a little forced to me, like it was trying too hard to match up to P&P. That said, I liked ZZ and I loved the themes Zoboi brings out: class, gentrification, pride in a neighborhood & an identity, crossing boundaries, understanding people who are different from you...⤵️

BarbaraJean Con‘t: Overall, I loved the idea of taking P&P and setting it in a modern-day Brooklyn neighborhood gradually being gentrified. But I think this would have been a tighter narrative if some of the correspondences to P&P had been pared down so this story could come into its own just a bit more. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4, because I may have been doing a little too much comparison to the original. 8mo
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a.bookish.byrd
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BarbaraJean
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New lunchtime read. This is a #blameitonLitsy read... as well as a library impulse checkout... all of which are reasons I will never finish reading down my TBR shelves! #IRegretNothing

Johanna414 Looking forward to seeing how you like this- I bought it last month but haven‘t read it yet 8mo
BarbaraJean @Johanna414 I‘ll keep you posted! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 💗 8mo
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AnansiGirl
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I donut want to adult today, tomorrow, the next day or one after that. Friday I should be ready.

JoScho Love the doughnut! 8mo
AnansiGirl @JoScho courtesy of Hurts Donut. One of few places worth getting into money mischief at. 🍩☕️😁 8mo
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Josiedlove
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Love me some book swaps!!! I love the surprise factor & you get to meet someone who loves books too... It‘s a win win!!!! Thanks @storytimeshon for all my sweet lovely gifts... She definitely spoiled me!!!! Thanks @areaderinlove for another awesome book swap!!!!

#arbookandmugswap2 #lovemyswappartner #bookmail #bookmailisthebestmail #readingismagic #readismytherapy #bookswag

Jennick2004 I need to find a new swap to get involved in!! Haven‘t done one since Xmas 😱 8mo
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BarbaraJean
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Weekend plans: spend lots of time in this spot with this stack! I‘m hoping to start and finish the tagged book, and make lots of progress in the others. What are you reading this weekend?

*Well, that‘s frustrating. Litsy won‘t let me post photos right now. Anyone else having this problem?

**Annnnd, we‘re back! Yay, photo!

JoScho Same! 8mo
BarbaraJean @JoScho Gah. At least I know it‘s not just me! 8mo
AlaMich ❤️ Ship of Magic!! 8mo
BarbaraJean @AlaMich It‘s SO good, but I get SO infuriated at Kyle that sometimes I have to just put the book down... 😬 8mo
AlaMich @BarbaraJean Kyle is the worst! 8mo
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j9brown
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Too young and hip and trendy for me, but the author definitely has a lot of poetic talent.

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Literatigeek
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I am a sucker for a good retelling and this was a great one. You wouldn‘t need to be a fan of Pride and Prejudice to get into this book. The only fault I found was the ending seemed rushed, but other than that I highly recommend.

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TsundokuAleax
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I am a sucker for P&P and any retellings based on it. This one takes place in a minority neighborhood in Brooklyn. Zuri is a Haitian-Dominican girl from the hood with a big family. When Darius and his bougie family move in across the street, everything starts to change. Zuri is so judgemental but I get why and where this defense comes from. To see them dance around each other and how their relationship stutters was beautiful. (Cont in comments)

TsundokuAleax Zuri has walls and trust issues with outsiders. Darius is such a perfect version of Darcy with how much of himself he hides from the world. Everytime he lets Zuri see him, he throws up another front.
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TsundokuAleax It was wonderful to see so much of the Brooklyn I grew up in in this book. I also love how much this book referenced the culture of these neighborhoods and the people who live there. The inclusion of Santeria was a special one to see since it is not talked about often. 8mo
RealLifeReading Great review! 8mo
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TsundokuAleax @RealLifeReading Thank you! 😊 8mo
squirrelbrain Sounds interesting and I‘m a sucker for anything NYC! Stacked.... 8mo
ScientistSam Awesome review! Stacked! 8mo
TsundokuAleax @ScientistSam and @squirrelbrain I loved it but have seen reviews where people were not crazy about Zuri. She is super judgmental. 8mo
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TsundokuAleax
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This made me start crying so hard. 😍😍😭😭😭