Pride & Popularity

Pride Popularity AUTHOR S DISCLAIMER If you are hoping to find a YA book full of paranormal beasts sex or teens who act much like under aged adults I suggest you save your money and do not buy this book In fact don

  • Title: Pride & Popularity
  • Author: Jenni James
  • ISBN: 9780983829300
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Paperback
  • AUTHOR S DISCLAIMER If you are hoping to find a YA book full of paranormal beasts, sex, or teens who act much 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 AUTHOR S DISCLAIMER If you are hoping to find a YA book full of paranormal beasts, sex, or teens who act much 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 JenniChloe Elizabeth Hart despises the conceited antics of the popular crowd, or 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.

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    1. I received this book as part of a Giveaway.Let me start out by saying that I absolutely hated this book.I am eighteen years old, so I assumed that since I am a "young adult" that this book should have been directed to girls who are at/around the same level of maturity as I am. I was wrong."Pride and Popularity" by Jenni James claims to be a more realistic portrayal of teenagers today. I have yet to find anyone over the age of 13 who would be willing to play a game of "Oink Piggy Oink" at a part [...]

    2. I don't think it's possible to fully express how much I disliked this book. In fact, if would let me, I'd give it a half star or less.The writing is juvenile, filled with telling instead of showing. James often has her narrator, Chloe, spell out subtext for the reader with annoying, italicized thoughts. Not to mention her vocabulary is on the same level as the average ten year old. On discovering something negative about the "Darcy" character, she thinks to herself, Taylor Anderson is such a ch [...]

    3. Honestly, this sucks. I do not understand how this book has an average rating of 4.08 stars. -There is no character development.-Elizabeth's (I only remember her second name, that's how boring it was) moodswings gave me whiplash. -Just because Taylor does some nice things (she knows of) suddenly she doesn't hate him anymore and even loves him while she actually doesn't even really know him. (he said so himself, but after a couple of days, if that, she was already talking about knowing him like o [...]

    4. When I finished this on , a GR friend asked me "Have you no shame?" and I just want to state for the record: no, I do not. I will pick up every damn thing with "Pride and _________" or "___________ and Prejudice" in it Nor do I regret that, because sometimes they turn out to be worth it. This was actually really enjoyable, though certainly aimed at a particular segment of the reading public.It started out really rocky for me, actually, because it just felt like James was getting the characters [...]

    5. DID NOT FINISHSKIMMED AFTER ~30 PAGESDID NOT GET BETTER. I found it hard to like the characters.Taylor - that guy who thinks he God's gift to the female population, winks at random girls, and appreciates a fan club. Okay. Stop right there. He'sDarcy? God, no.Introducing Chloe - who is watching Taylor (and is supposedly unimpressed) , doesnt give sh*t about the smarmy boy. Then winks at her. She falls for him. Did that just happen in.5 minutes?In her own words -How in the world did I, for two sec [...]

    6. Worst YA P&P adaptation yet. Was going to give it a 2, but when "Darcy" gave "Elizabeth" a bible charm at the end b/c she loves church (not once before this was church or bible mentioned), I just got angry at the apparent propaganda. Characters were immature (yeah, YA, but still) and "Darcy" didn't live up to his namesake. This "Darcy" didn't even learn to love the "heroine," he loved her from the start! Argh. This might have been OK if this were not a P&P story. I hated this book so muc [...]

    7. It always amazes me when I read a lot of good reviews and high ratings, and then I rate the same book like this. I think it is a terrible retelling of P&P. I even couldn't stop thinking while I was reading it 'Mmmm I could be reading the last book of The Ghost and the Goth' (which I am going to do now).To me the book is like a fanfic. The writing is amateur-ish, the behavior of characters is so forced; it does not look real or flowing. Even the cover looks fanfic.Chloe my God, what an obnoxi [...]

    8. This was such a fun retelling of Pride & Prejudice. The story takes place in a modern-day high school, with Chloe and Taylor as our leads. Chloe was really likable. I really liked her personality and thought she was fun to read about. I'm glad she didn't fall all over Taylor like literally every other girl. He really had to earn it. =) Taylor was also likable, we're able to see his charming side, but also his sincere side as well. I had to give the book five stars simply because I caught mys [...]

    9. A GREAT summer read!I was laying in my bed, bored to death, when I saw I had this book and just thought, why not? The minute I started reading I fell in love with Taylor and was able to identify myself with Chloe. It's such an easy-going read, I finished the book in an afternoon. I couldn't bring myself to let it go. Maybe it is because I LOVE high school drama, but Pride & Popularity made my day. It exasperated me and at the same time kind of melted me with all the romance and cuteness from [...]

    10. This books was fun. I love Jane Austen and I love clean young adult fiction so this was a perfect mix for me. Pride & Popularity was completely predictable but that didn't keep me from enjoying every minute of it. It's a cute story that retells Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in a modern day setting.If you read for enjoyment you'll likely be taken with this book. If you read with a more critical eye there are a few things that might detract you from the story. Since I am one who reads pure [...]

    11. Jane Austen’s books have been rewritten countless times, but not like this. Gone are the complicated courtship rituals and subtleties of old English society, but that hardly means there aren’t any similarities between then and now.Pride and Popularity drops you right into the middle of the modern teenage life filled the same problems Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy faced in their day, just funnier. Chloe Hart is determined not to fall for the superstar of her hometown because she’s positiv [...]

    12. Full review at networkedblogs/mE7m8With as many young adult books as I read there are very few I would definitely recommend to my daughters and friends as completely worth the time and purchase. But Pride and Popularity is one I can whole heartedly stand behind. Jenni James takes Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice into the 21st century and adapts it to teens. I found myself totally immersed and grinning ear to ear at the end.Chloe has been burned by the popular crowd at her old school and at age [...]

    13. Three stars.But SO close to being four.Lemme tell you what I thought:This is a perfect example of a rewrite of Pride and Prejudice. Everything I read felt like a deep connection with the original book, which I absolutely loved. It's the perfect modern example, and I felt Chloe's thoughts throughout the whole story.This would be what I'd call a chick-lit, with scenes which are, "Awww" worthy. But some of the characters felt very 2 dimensional. First off, I felt as if both Chloe's best girlfriends [...]

    14. Do you always find it interesting when you read other people's reviews on books ? Especially if it is a book that you enjoyed ? For me, whenever I review a book, I always like to check out the one-two star reviews on as I sometimes can't believe that people waste all that time to write a negative review. I will admit as soon as I read the Jane Austen part and that it was a modern rendition of one of her tales, I was immediately hooked and knew I just had to read it. I Paula Phillips am a sucker [...]

    15. Chloe Hart is just an ordinary senior in high school. She's not one of the "Popular" crowd, but she does have plenty of her own friends. Her family is just a little crazy, but whose isn't? I love the character of her mom, she is such an individual! It seems she had asked Chloe's younger sister, Cassidy, to clean her room for 3 weeks, she decided that was long enough and starts to "clean" it herself, using garbage bags for all of the stuff on the floor. Chloe finally has what she's been waiting h [...]

    16. It's not very often that I sit down with a book and not move from my spot until I've read the book cover to cover. But that's what I did with this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.Despite knowing the whole story before I even opened the book, I still felt Chloe's indignation at Taylor's egocentricity, her anger at his ability to constantly get under his skin. And even though I knew there was more to him than meets the eye, I couldn't help but hate him along with Chloe, adding my own nonverbal " [...]

    17. Aunque se lee rápido y es entretenido a veces, tengo que admitir que esta bastante mal escrito. Todas las escenas pasaban demasiado rápido, no parecía haber ninguna profundidad, tanto en la historia como en los personas. Taylor era un raro Mr. Darcy (no en el buen sentido) y a Chloe le falta todo el encanto de Elizabeth. Tal vez si la historia hubiera estado mejor no me hubiera importado, pero ese no fue el caso con este. (Even when is fast pace and sometimes entertaining, I have to admit tha [...]

    18. I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this book for review. When it came in the mail yesterday I paused the book I had been reading to start this immediately. Once my kids were in bed at 7:30 last night I started reading Pride and Popularity and couldn't put it down! I stayed up until 1:30 in the morning to finish. I've never been happier to lose sleep. I was still happy this morning. You can't help but be happy when reading this feel good book. Thank you Jenni for the fun night!I know I [...]

    19. I love Pride and Prejudice and find myself reading many spin-offs, and enjoying most of them. This one was soooo cute--a definite must read for YA/P&P fans. Jenni James took the story and completely molded it to a 21st century fit. Chloe Hart is apparently the only girl immune to Taylor Anderson's charms. He is almost a local celebrity at the high school and Chloe has a thing against popularity. He was almost mean at times, yet so utterly adorable.I love how the story was completely adapted [...]

    20. This retelling of Pride and Prejudice has become one of the favorite books that I read so far. Of course, I got a little confused with the characters in the beginning, so confused that I could only figure out Elizabeth and Darcy out there. I definitely did not realize the importance of the other characters and man, I wish I had done that sooner.The book was a lot exciting than the last retelling I read of it. Being the first in the series, it was an amazing introduction to the series and I was, [...]

    21. I haven't read a lot of retellings of Pride & Prejudice so I really enjoyed reading this one. My favourite parts was when I connected how the characters in this story related to the original Pride & Prejudice. I loved the ending and feel like it gave really good closure. I will say that I think what Chloe said at times was almost going too far but I understand that in a way that's just who the character is. This was a great retelling that made me smile, laugh and gasp throughout the whol [...]

    22. Oh wow, wow, wow, wow! I loved Pride And Prejudice but this modern day twist on it just made me love it even more. It was only about half way through the book that I started to make the connections between who each character was representing and all of the scenarios, but it was soooooo perfect, so clever, so funny and romantic.

    23. This book was awesome. I've never wanted to read any of Jane Austen's books before, but after I read this book and most of the others in the series, I want to read the original works. Pride and Popularity opened my eyes to the wonders of Austen's books. I look forward to more novels from this fantastic author.

    24. It was a great modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I loved reading it and was sad when it was over. I look forward to more in this series.

    25. #10Pride & Popularity by Jenni James is a good book that will keep you interested and sucked in. Pride & Popularity is about a teenager named Chloe at a high school in New Mexico. Chloe hates the stuck up popular crowd and tries to avoid it as much as possible. Every girl in high school is in love with a boy named Taylor but, it seems Taylor only likes Chloe and is trying to get her to fall for him just like every other girl in school. Taylor is a player who winks at every girl he sees. [...]

    26. The overlying question I feel I need to answer about this book is "How close does something based on Pride and Prejudice have to stick to the original's spirit?" Or original material. And especially with the Darcy character in this book, Taylor. Yes, there was more to Darcy that Elizabeth discovered in Pride and Prejudice after overcoming her initial opinions of the man. But Darcy, by no stretch, was a saint. Taylor, on the other hand, apparently is. He's really into community service, is nice, [...]

    27. Duecento anni dopo, in New MexicoTaylor Anderson è il ragazzo più popolare della scuola. Persino al secondo anno di liceo tutte le ragazzine gli sbavano dietro dato che è bellissimo, ricchissimo e un asso della pallacanestro. L'unica che non è disposta a far parte del suo fanclub è Chloe Elizabeth Hart, più che altro per spirito di contraddizione. La ragazza, infatti, non è disposta a uniformarsi al desiderio di popolarità che, di solito, investe ogni adolescente del mondo. Taylor, però [...]

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