Worst Impressions: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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WORST IMPRESSIONS is a YA urban twist on Pride and Prejudice featuring Liz Bennett, a basketball phenom whose already dramatic world is turned upside down when two popular boys enter her life--one vying for her affection and the other plucking her nerves. It's a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for young ...
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Worst Impressions: A Novel

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Overview

WORST IMPRESSIONS is a YA urban twist on Pride and Prejudice featuring Liz Bennett, a basketball phenom whose already dramatic world is turned upside down when two popular boys enter her life--one vying for her affection and the other plucking her nerves. It's a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for young adults of all ages.

Ever been a stand out who doesn’t fit in?

Ever dream of finding the prince charming who can see beyond your clothes, hair, and shoes, to fall in love with the real you?

Meet Basketball phenom Liz Bennett, a clever tomboy who believes her first impressions are never wrong. She dresses down and lives her life under the radar in the high school social scene to keep her name out of the gossip mill. With two trouble magnet kid sisters and a mother obsessed with protecting her virginity, she's already dealing with more drama than an Emmy-winning daytime soap opera.

She’s also unlucky in love…at least until two popular new guys enter her life and the sparks begin to fly.

Trent Whitman, Liz's hot new admirer, pursues and woos her with his silver tongue and hazel eyes. He turns on the charm, and Liz believes she’s finally met “the one.” Darcell Williams, on the other hand, is a star football player, who sticks his cleats in his mouth from day one. When Liz sizes them up, she decides Trent is a dream and Darcell is a devil reincarnate.

During the Back-to-School dance, Darcell spews an oh-no-he-didn't insult that—in her mind—confirms she’s right about him from the first moment they meet and their feud is on and popping! But when a Bennett family crisis reveals Darcell's and Trent's true colors, will Liz's pride prevent her from accepting each for who he really is?

If you like this book, you'll love Book 1 in K.L. Brady's new series SOUL OF THE BAND.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012188205
  • Publisher: LadyLit Press
  • Publication date: 4/13/2011
  • Series: The Jane Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 133 KB

Meet the Author

K. L. Brady is a D.C. native but spent a number of her formative years in the Ohio Valley. She’s an alumnus of the University of the District of Columbia and University of Maryland University College, earning a B.A. in Economics and M.B.A., respectively. She works as an analyst for a major government contracting firm and is an active real estate agent with Exit Realty by day—and writes by night (often into the wee hours of the morning). She lives just outside of D.C. in Cheltenham, Maryland, with her son and lives to eat chocolate, shop, read, and write.

Her upcoming adult novel, THE BUM MAGNET, will be published by Simon & Schuster's Pocket Books in March 2011. THE BUM MAGNET was the winner of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Multicultural Fiction, as well as the Third Place Grand Prize Winner for Best Fiction of 2010.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    My name is joy

    The cussing i do not like but its okay..... let me know if my review helped! God bless!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

    Awesome book

    i won Worst Impressions in return for a review so here it is:
    i was itching to get my hands on this book because i am a big Jane Austen fan. i was not disappointed after reading it. the author stuck true to the characters personalities and i loved the book.
    Liz is as witty and funny as in P&P and Darcell is the same way as Darcy....but for teens.
    i especially loved how Mrs. Bennett was portrayed over the top and the total opposite than in P&P; instead of trying to marry her daughters off and she is trying to keep men away from her daughters, which i guess is the way it should have been. imagine your mom trying to pimp you out in high school? too weird so i'm glad that change was made.
    another thing was the way the book was written. i felt like the author was trying to hard to connect to her teen audience.
    Example:
    "Come on man." Charles said. "I'm getting' crunk as hell up here. stop actin' like a little punk and get your ass off the wall."
    the way the characters spoke at some points confused me, i actually had to go back and read some parts again. Oh and somebody needs to run a comb through the book again i spotted lots of grammatical errors.
    But i guess is overall i enjoyed the book, i had some good laughs and i'm really glad i won a signed copy. i recommend it to all teen Jane Austen lovers.
    Favorite Scene:
    [Darcell] "Don't worry, Liz. I got you!"
    [Liz] "You got me? You live in the same neighborhood i live in. You don't know a dang thing about the ghetto. What're you gonna do, hit 'em in the head with a football?"
    [Darcell] "I saw Boyz in the Hood three times."
    [Liz] "Why didn't you say so before? Now i feel safe...not."

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2011

    Cute, Fun Read for Teens!

    I'd give this 4.5 stars.

    I received a review copy of Worst Impressions and I have to say I really enjoyed this story. It's loosely based on one of my favorite books, Pride and Prejudice.

    Although I'm not a teen, Liz Bennett really took me back to my awkward teen years when I felt like I never really quite fit in. She's a smart kid who is a bit of a tomboy, loves basketball, and is unlucky in love...until Trent Whitman comes into her life. He's smooth, handsome, and says all the right things. Of course, Darcell the star football player says all the wrong things which starts the tension he and Liz. This tension continues until a big confrontation where she finds everybody's true colors.

    Things I Loved:

    The story is laugh out loud funny in parts. Definitely full of humor but her humor is natural and not forced.

    It follows the Pride & Prejudice closely but not TOO closely--which is a good thing. The author really manages to bring a few new twists to the story--especially with the mother--and even managed to add suspense when I already knew how it would end.

    Most of the characters are African-American which is the first time I've ever seen it. What's great about that is it's a typical middle class family--two parent home, no drugs, no gang violence, no pregnancies...just good clean fun.

    No f* bombs. Very very mild teen language.

    She does touch very lightly on the subject of teen sex but not at all in a preachy way.

    Things I disliked...

    Book was too short! I wanted more!

    Can't really wait for the next book in the series.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    GOOD BOOK

    I liked how it potrayed a postive images of a black families really good book

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    I personally don't talk like this.

    I was disappointed with this book. Cuss words and vulgar language were not appropriate. I am way older than 13 and can't make myself read this. :(

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Good Book!

    Very good book about love and family.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Cool

    This book was good...I enjoyed it a lot. Why does it say that it's 99 cents though cause min was free. Look for the free one before you buy it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Amazing

    One of the best books i have ever read

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Impressions are Important!

    I must have overlooked the fact that this was a YA (young adult) title...needless to say, I still enjoyed it. It took me back to my high school days when I thought I knew more than my parents. This story is about 4 sisters and their struggles with popularity, relationship, and just being a teenager in general. This is a good read for teenagers as it is very realistic and not overly sexual. As a parent, it help me to see that communication is key in raising well rounded, self aware children.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Great Read!

    This was a really good read. It's pride and prejudice meets love and basketball. I enjoyed it and I hope you will too!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Hdjdh

    WONDERFUL!!!!
    im not bout to write a LONG review cos those can get really annoying. This is honestly the best and longest book i got for free!!!!
    Its wonderful with so many twists that i didnt no what to think.this was great and super funny! I loved all the character! It was not only a great RomCom it also had a moral at the end. In short this will get u rofl! So hurry up and get it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Funnyyyy

    This book took me back to my high school days and my young crush i had on.... i didnt know it was young fiction....i started to stop reading it but didnt!!! Greattttt job i just didnt know about that charles lol all ages will njoy this novel and it was free!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Funny and a good read

    Good read and it was funny and free

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Awesome

    It was destribing but it had a nice twist. If there were a 2 book i would read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Love it

    The book is really good you should read it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2012

    nice

    pretty good book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Light and funny!!!

    A sweet and romantic look on young love and its pitfalls. A great light funny read for YA!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Smiley

    A great book for teens. I loved it. i tjimk that she

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Bri

    I love this book very much i read all 449 pages in 1 night .

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2011

    Awesome!!!

    This book was amazing !!! I loved it !! :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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