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  • Posted December 6, 2012

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    I adore Pride and Prejudice and was rather looking forward to th

    I adore Pride and Prejudice and was rather looking forward to this. And I enjoyed it - mostly.

    Prada and Prejudice takes the basic elements of the original P&P and condenses it into a much shorter book with just as much (if not more!) crammed in. I rather wish each part had been explored further, because it made the characters, which would have sparkled, fall a little bit flat. Alex fell for Callie just a bit too quickly; Emily was just a little too airheaded - it just didn't play out as well as it could have.

    And on the mention of Callie...

    I don't know. I couldn't connect to her until the very end, and even then, I lost that connection as soon as she was transported back to the 21st century. I didn't see her grow as a character at all - she was transported back in time after intending to show the girls she could fit in and kind of one-up them, and when she came back? The first thing she did was show the girls she could fit in and one-uped them. It made me sad.

    Also, Ms. Hubbard? Mandy? I love you, but the first time you're in a corset, you're not going to be wanting to eat dinner. The second time, you're not going to be able to dance for several hours. I loved the scenes, but... sorry. It irked me.

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  • Posted August 16, 2009

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    A Good Lite Read

    This was a fantastic story to read on a rainy day. Nothing to heavy but nothing so mindless you find yourself wondering why you brought it. While you do at times find yourself saying "that went to easily," some situations have a tenduncy to be underexagerated, it was still a great story of a young girl finding herself in a creatve way. I was worried that this would simply be the retelling of a classic and because so i set it aside on my book shelf for a couple weeks, but it turned out to be a great new story filled with the basic priniciples on becoming confident in oneself in a creative fashion.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

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    Too cliche or not too cliche

    While I enjoyed the concept of Prada & Prejudice, I was not a fan of Callie. I suppose I would probably be whiny as well if I found myself in a different time period against my wishes, but I did not want to read non-stop complaining. Sometimes I wanted to shake Callie silly when she miscontrued whatever the Duke said without even getting to know him better. It drove me nuts when people do that! Probably befitting the "prejudice" aspect of the title. I don't recall ever getting this irritated with Elizabeth Bennett, but I think Jane Austen made it more subtle.

    That said, it was fun to see how Mandy brought 1815 to life and made it a teenaged girl's dream-come-true (or not). I'm a little surprised that the Callie's Pradas didn't have more center-stage, especially since they would be pretty newfangled back in those days.

    Prada & Prejudice was a cute, fluffy piece that harnesses the essence of Pride And Prejudice and delivers it from a teenaged girl's perspective. If you are looking for something fun and light-hearted, then add this to your summer reading list!

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