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Pride & Popularity book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. ***AUTHOR'S DISCLAIMER*** If you are hoping to find a YA book. Pride & Popularity s characters come alive under Jenni James's skillful hand. She pulled me both into the story and into Chloe s hilarious predicaments, making. pride amp popularity the pdf pride amp popularity the jane austen diaries 1 jenni james Pride And Popularity (). About book: I loved this book! It was very.
I really enjoyed this series a lot when I read it a couple years ago, and have also really enjoyed the other books by this author so much so that I have been slowly downloading them for my home library. I love reading and want a large library for my family to be able to have access to lots of good, clean and wholesome books to choose from.
My oldest daughter and I read this together and it was fun to see her making the connections to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. She hasn't read any novels by Jane Austen yet but my husband and I love them so much that we have several versions of her books turned into movies, especially masterpiece theater versions!
This is a fun series to share with teenagers, if they have or haven't read any of Jane Austen's novels I think they will really enjoy these. They have good characters and are clean of swearing and sex.
Can't wait to get the next in the series and see what my daughter thinks about it. Thanks Jenni James for such great books that I don't have to wonder if they are clean or not and knowing I can share them with my children. We have loved reading your faerie tale collections as well!
Happy Reading!!! Oh my goodness. That's all I can say! I could not put it down! This book is very compelling with great characters and an awesome love story.
It made me laugh out loud and feel the emotions of the characters. They all had their own personalities, and it was just so sweet!
Jenni James has now found a place on my "authors-to-look-out-for" list. Another thing I appreciated about this book, was the innocence of the romance. No sex, which is not commonly found in YA literature nowadays.
There was also no profanity, which I greatly appreciated! This book in general is a refreshing discovery and a good read for young adults. Particularly girls.
Lighthearted, good morality, and fun. Those are my adjectives for it! Kindle Edition Verified download.
This is a modern interpretation of Pride and Prejudice focused around HS. Re-read Value: It was cute and sweet, but it didn't leave me with the feeling of wanting to re-read it over and over again. Continue Series: I have also read nearly all of Jane Austen's works. Although I think this series is interesting, especially as they are modern adaptations, which might interest a younger audience and make them interested in Jane Austen, I just don't feel the pull. Those words could be used to describe Chloe Hart, the main protagonist, just as easily as they could describe Elizabeth Bennet.
Genre Fulfillment: Personal Involvement: I would also highly recommend it for a younger teen audience. One person found this helpful. This was also the case with this book. And while the potential was there, and to some extent all my expectations were fulfilled, there were also many aspects I didn't quite like. I thought the way the original PP plot was accommodated and realized in the new context was quite nicely done, everything was recognizable, but still exciting and fresh.
I like that this was not a direct retelling, but also took liberties to play with the plot and characters to make them both old and new. While it felt slightly slow in the beginning, it got quite gripping after the "first rejection.
I also imagine this as a pleasant and fun introduction to the actual PP book for young girls. In their later year it's easier then to get to the grand finale original. From the aspects I wasn't quite wild about: But then again I can't really judge this story for being cute, clean, simple and just sunny, mushy, cotton-candy-sweet and perfect for young readers.
One more quibble: I would have liked to see more of Chloe dance abilities and what made her so amazing at it, the younger sister Cassidy, why Chloe disliked Taylor to that degree, etc. Jenni James is an author to watch, and the rest of her books don't disappoint. I love Pride and Prejudice and find myself reading many spin-offs, and enjoying most of them. 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 to modern teens and current situations.
It was cute, humorous, and completely clean!! The romance was almost knee-buckling. I can't wait for the other books in this Jane Austen Diaries series to come out! I LOVE the title of this book! Isn't it amazing how we judge so harshly and believe all that is said without knowing all of the facts?
Taylor is just trying to do what he thinks is best This is a great, clean read for the young girls and the author does a lot to follow Jane Austin's writing.
I strongly recommend this book. Once i read the first one there was no way i was putting it down! Pride and Popularity is such a hilarious, Fun, teen-based book that makes you just want a story like that! Everything I know about this book is wonderful! Refer to crazy Christian mothers via Youtube for what I have pictured in my mind right now.
So the plot. It was not very creative since it was a weak adaptation of the classic "Pride and Prejudice". There were about four pages of "climax" while the rest was mainly Chloe crying because Taylor doesn't like her.
Quite pathetic, actually. I'd give this book half a star if I could. Do yourself a favour. download this book. Use it as kindling and burn it. download Harry Potter. Sit by a fireplace and read a classic Young Adult novel, one that focuses on overcoming your fears and doing what is right, not one that focuses on how important it is to have a boyfriend. I don't actually condone burning books Also it honestly disappoints me how many people think this is a good book, and it disappoints me even more when I see that they're not 10 years old.
View all 15 comments. Feb 14, Sara rated it did not like it Shelves: I don't think it's possible to fully express how much I disliked this book.
In fact, if goodreads 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 I don't think it's possible to fully express how much I disliked this book.
On discovering something negative about the "Darcy" character, she thinks to herself, Taylor Anderson is such a chicken butt! Chicken butt? The girl is supposed to 17 and devastated. The emotion is just as superficial and the character motivations are so shallow as to be nearly non-existent. The novel really doesn't work when you consider it's supposed to be a re-telling or homage to Pride and Prejudice. The original is a gentle satire with a sarcastic-yet-likable heroine and a shy, initially prideful hero.
In Pride and Popularity , the "Elizabeth" is a whiny, judgmental brat and the "Darcy" is a smug player who is a jerk on purpose. While the original Darcy let his pride get in the way of his better judgment, Taylor Anderson has no judgment to speak.
He's just a jerk. Chloe isn't any better - Austen's heroine was smart but Chloe is just an idiot.
I was hoping for a sweet, smart adaptation of an Austen novel and got this instead. Save yourself the money and the trouble. Avoid Pride and Popularity. View all 4 comments. Honestly, this sucks. I do not understand how this book has an average rating of 4. Seriously, I have never read about a more superficial protagonist while she's always saying how she's not like the rest of 'em.
Aug 31, Misty rated it liked it Shelves: 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 When I finished this on Goodreads, a GR friend asked me " Have you no shame? You grow to love him, and you appreciate him for appreciating the fantasticness that is Elizabeth, but he didn't write the book How to Win Friends and Influence People, ya know?
Well, maybe How to Influence People, but not so much the making of the friends For me, anyway. Now, that being said, I think I should share the author's disclaimer: 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 download this book.
Pride and Popularity is a very youthful, very wholesome retelling, definitely geared toward younger readers, and those hoping to avoid even the whiff of anything "questionable" - and readers should know this going in.
I didn't know, and just plunged right in, and it took me a bit to readjust my perception of what the story was going to be and who it was aimed at. The characters are, I wanna say, fifteen, which inevitably means the content is going to be cutesied up and a bit fluffier - and even more immature - than some Janeites may be looking for in their adaptations.
I myself am hesitant when it comes to "fluff" but I think in this case, it's well done fluff. It's just wholesome and harmless, and it made me smile. View all 14 comments. Dec 16, HolmesB rated it did not like it Shelves: 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. Stop right there. God, no. Then winks at her.
She falls for him. Did that just happen in In her own words - How in the world did I, for two seconds, fall for his charm? Of course he has a girlfriend. I, of all people, should be able to withstand egotistical morons like Taylor Anderson.
I dont like that throughout the book she's just so I'm just going to give up and go back to bed. I was looking for a Pride and Prejudice kind of book but I didnt really see a resemblance between the characters. Austen would swoon or implode in outrage. View 2 comments. Dec 05, Poppy rated it did not like it. Characters were immature yeah, YA, but still This "Darcy" didn't even learn to love the "heroine," he loved her from the start!
I hated this book so much, I actually took the time to write a review via my smartphone. 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. I had to give the book five stars simply because I caught myself with a huge idiot smile a few times while reading. Really well done.
This is a fun series. I think this is my favorite so far, but they are all cute. Definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys a fun, clean romance! Clean, PG. View all 3 comments. Oct 10, Yue rated it did not like it Shelves: 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 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. She proclaims she does not care for Taylor, but all she does is talk about him and think about him, in a bad way. The only thing the poor guy ever did was to be a flirt.
Is that a sin?? That is no reason for being so disagreeable with him! Taylor, the 'Darcy'. WOW, what an unappealing boy! Darcy at least did not went out with every single girl available.
The same with Blake.. And I could go on and on about the negative aspects of the book. It is so bad it is not even funny. Dec 17, Julieta rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.
It exasperated me and at the same time kind of melted me with all the romance and cuteness from the characters and all that in the middle of all my laughing.
Another thing I really liked from the book is that it was from one of the average-girls in high school: The only thing I didn't like is that when I finished it, my first thought was I don't know a guy half as good as Taylor which in my opinion sucks and totally frustrated me. But I can't hold that against the book, can I? So, this summer read was perfect, light-hearted and funny. I absolutely recommend it to anyone. I have to warn you: You'll have a huge and dumb goofy smile when you finish reading it.
Nov 03, Kathy rated it really liked it Shelves: This books was fun. I love Jane Austen and I love clean young adult fiction so this was a perfect mix for me. 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 This books was fun. Since I am one who reads purely for entertainment and enjoyment this book was a hit with me. There are 6 books planned in this series: Feb 07, Valerie Waters rated it it was amazing. I've waited so long to read this book and it did not disappoint!!!!
LOVED it!! View all 8 comments. Sep 21, Amy rated it it was ok Shelves: I'm curious Review Alas for crushed expectations. This book suffers from a bad case of It was cute and corny but really And just plain weird.
This line basically sums up the entire story: However, because every girl in school loves him and apparently high schoolers have nothing better to do than treat their school lives like Gossip Girl, Chloe wisely ignores that crush.
Taylor obviously likes Chloe but, instead of acting on that crush, he spends all his time dating other girls and making semi-flirtatious conversation at Chloe. You can imagine how this goes. Not, go on a date with Collin.
No, date. Or at the climax where the Wickham-esque character does something slightly sketchy and everyone acts like he did something truly awful. Like talk a 15 year old into eloping with him. Call it the future lawyer in me but guilty until proven innocent, y'all. They run around squealing, attend a high school where the teacher literally puts in earbuds and ignores them, and never struggle with anything outside of relationships.
Future plans? Family issues? I get that the author wanted to tell a clean story. That's awesome. Cut out the sex!
I applaud her! But at the same time, don't dumb the characters down. Finally, Pride and Popularity clearly represents wish-fulfillment for teenage girls.