Pies and Prejudice (The Mother-Daughter Book Club Series #4)

Pies and Prejudice (The Mother-Daughter Book Club Series #4)

by Heather Vogel Frederick
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Pies and Prejudice (The Mother-Daughter Book Club Series #4) by Heather Vogel Frederick

Right before the start of their freshman year, Emma's family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club is stunned, but thanks to videoconferencing, they can keep the club alive. They decide to tackle Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a particularly fitting choice. In England, Emma deals with a new queen bee, Annabelle, who makes her life miserable. And back home, Annabelle's cousins--who have swapped homes with the Hawthornes--whip the rest of the school into a frenzy. Cassidy clashes with moody Tristan, Concord's own version of Mr. Darcy, and everyone is taken with his younger brother Simon.

Desperate for life to get back to normal, the girls throw a bake sale to raise money and bring Emma home--and suddenly, they have a thriving business, Pies & Prejudice. But when the plan they cook up falls short, will the book club ever all be together again?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416982593
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Series: Mother-Daughter Book Club Series , #4
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 298,393
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Heather Vogel Frederick is the award-winning author of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series, Absolutely Truly, the Patience Goodspeed books, the Spy Mice series, and Once Upon a Toad. An avid fan of all things maple, Heather and her husband have recently been transplanted from Portland, Oregon, back to New England, close to where Heather grew up. You can learn more about the author and her books at HeatherVogelFrederick.com.

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Pies and Prejudice (The Mother-Daughter Book Club Series #4) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 226 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Gold Star Award Winner! The girls from the book club enter high school this year. Everything changes when Emma's family announces they're moving to England for the year. Using this news as a jumping-off point, the book club decides to read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and keep in touch with Emma and her mother via video chats. Emma and her family switch houses with someone for the year. At first, she doesn't want to leave, but when she arrives in England, she learns to love it. However, she doesn't love the people. One boy follows her around all the time. He's a mini Mr. Collins and Emma can't stand him. She's also not fond of Annabelle, who makes her life miserable both in England and also back home. Unbeknownst to her, her friends start up a pie business to purchase a plane ticket so she can visit during school vacation. Jess can't believe her best friend and her crush are both deserting her this year. She's adjusted to life at boarding school since last year. Now, everyone's figuring out their future career, but Jess can't narrow down a choice. Not knowing what she wants to do with her life deeply disturbs her. Cassidy makes a girl's league hockey team, which means lots of practices and spending lots of time with her new stepfather. She also decides to create a hockey team for girls in the local area. Calling it Chicks with Sticks, her former teacher, Mrs. Bergson, helps her get the program started. But Mrs. Bergson calls in a favor of her own. Snooty Tristan, the boy living in Emma's house, is an ice dancer. He needs a training partner to continue his work towards an exclusive competition. Soon, Cassidy's trying out figure skating and doing her best to live up to his high expectations. Meghan starts up a fashion blog - complete with fashion don'ts. She writes the snarky insults in a Jane Austen-type tone. At first, the blog remains anonymous, but after a queen bee spills the beans, everyone is up in arms, including friends, teachers, and parents. As the group reads PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and learns all about Jane Austen, changes start occurring as the girls form crushes, hopes, and dreams - all while dealing with drama and friendship dilemmas. I love this charming series and hope the book club continues throughout high school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book! My 11-year old daughter received this book as a Christmas gift and loved it. She began reading it on our drive home (16 hours)and did not put the book down until she finished. Immediately she picked up Home for Christmas (the 5th book in the series) and read it. Before returning to school, she read both Pies and Prejudice and Home for Christmas, 2 times. She is re-reading them, yet, again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best one yet in the series, and it is hart to top that! I can relate to it really well. It has a lot of romance in it, more than the other books. I think every girl that is between 9-14 or older should read this. It is an awesome book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the mdbc is reading pride and prejuidice Emma moves to England! 1 of the 2 boys living in her house is nice and even becomes megans boyfriend!mean while,cassidy is ice dancing with tristan the snob(MR DARCY)in between the lady shawmuts.jess is heartbroken that her best friend AND her crush move 300,000 miles away.emma is having a tres bein time as Gigi would say, even though avoiding Roooopert Looomis(MR COLLINS)and annabelle "stinkerbelle" fairfax ( tristans cousin who is obsesed with him) (caroline bingley) takes the icing off the cake. Cassidy (elizibeth bennet)like elizebeth is starting warm to tristan i cant tell you any more or i would spoil it by the way im team tristan (t.d.s.) for poeple who have read home for the holidays
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How great is this book you ask??????? VERY GOOD! the girls learn about long distant relashionships. Megan finds a guy but NO MORE HINTS! DROP ANYTHING AND READ THIS BOOK NOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title is only for part of the story. It is really interesting when Emma moves to England. The girls are all great friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was probably the best book out of the series I have read yet. Romance, friendship.... Drama is required reading. Read the whole series! The Mother Daughter Book Club Much Ado About Anne Dear Pen Pal Pies & Predjudice Home For the Holidays Wish You Were Eyre (coming soon on October 23, 2012)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this the fourth book or is it the other snowky one?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! It was the best one yet!! The book was full of lots of drama and romances. I always wanted to keep reading and find out what was going to happen next! This book was really good!
epicrat More than 1 year ago
The mother-daughter book club goes international with one of its duo goes across the pond for a year. What better book to discuss than Pride & Prejudice - and what better way to hold weekly discussion than webcams? In the States, Jess, Cassidy, and Megan must face freshman year with a pining heart, figure skates instead of hockey sticks, and an anonymous Austen-esque fashion blog, respectively. The 2 British boys who replace their friend are NOT making high school any easier. Emma, on the other hand, is making the best of her last-minute move to England, but the queen bee Annabelle is set on making it memorable in the worst possible way. Will the book club survive the distance - or will they crumble like pies topped with shaving cream? Pies & Prejudice sounds cute and it IS cute, but if you are expected a modern-day P&P this is not that sort of book. It is actually a 4th book in a series, although I felt that it could stand on its own merits. Previous books would simply serve to build relationships with these girls and their family. What threw me off was the story was told in 4 different voices. They didn't seem very distinctive from each other, so I had to go back to the chapter heading to double-check the narrator every once in a while. I also found myself favoring certain storylines over others, which doesn't allow for a smooth reading in case you are wondering. Pies & Prejudice definitely works to stimulate discussion between mothers and young daughters, especially in a book club, and I think this series is a neat idea!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This year, the girls are reading Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice for book club. Originally titled "First Impressions" Pride and Prejudice serves as a guide for the actions of certain characters in this novel. There are two new boys in town, one a Mr. Darcy and one a Mr. Bingley. There's an Elizabeth and Jane Bennet, too, winkwink. The Hawethorns surprise everyone with their sudden idea of a house swap. They go to England and the Berkeleys (including the two new boys) move in to their house (just for the year, though). Over in England, Emma deals with a new queen bee (Caroline Bingley) named Annabelle. With a new queen bee, boys vying for oblivious Cassidy's attention,Megan possibly having a realistic crush, Jess snatching conversations with her Darcy whenever possible, and Emma trying to get away from Rooooooopert (Mr. Collins), the book club is in for quite a twist. Oh, and there's also a lot of pies, fashion faux pas, and humour. READ IT! Although, if you've read the others, you will, of course, want to read this one. The next book, Home for the Holidays, sounds action packed too, and there's a sneak peak on the author's website. Check it out!
ReadRunPlayPonder17 More than 1 year ago
Heather has done it again. She has wowed me with her writing skills and surprised me with new twists in the story. I can't wait till Home for the Holidays (#5, comes out in October). Is it Becca on the cover of Home for the Holidays? Anyway, Pies and Prejudice is a MUST READ! I think Ms. Austen will be very proud of Heather and her girls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS JAM PAKED WITH LOVE AND DARCYS, NEW FRIENDS AND AND MEAN GIRLS. IF ANY OF THAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU THAN YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK! WHILE EMMA IS MOVING AWAY TO ENGLAND (OOPS!) YOU'L JUSTT BEMOVING CLOSER TO HER AND HER FRIENDS.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
these series are awesome and much much more! i can't put these books down and every book of this series gets better and better. i would recommend it to preteens and teens everywhere! i love how girls of different personalities can be bffs. when i finished this book i was so disappointed that i didn't have the 5th one to read next i can't wait until it does come out! this book teaches girls how to deal with problems and care for their friends and to think thorough something before you do it.PERFECT book for all girls!
Lorraine Cipriano More than 1 year ago
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bookworm_soccerchick99 More than 1 year ago
I loved this one!!!! It was so sweet, I loved all the romance in it. I just read pride and prejudice so it made it even better. All the couples are so cute and perfect together. I loved everything about this book was great!!!! Loved IT!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand three times and post this on three other books. Look under yoour pillow.
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Not me! Loved it can't wait to read more books from you!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this series, I didnt know what I was getting myself into. Little did I know, I was beginning to read one of the best series in the vast world of literature. I love how relatable these stories are. Heather Vogel Frederick makes it feel like Emma, Megan, Cassidy, and Jess could be girls living just down the block. I read this book cover to cover within a few hours. This is definitely worth the money. You will not be dissapointed. Happy reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is the perfect amount of friendship, fights, and romance. Love them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite book ever!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It teaches you prejudice anf how just a little rumor can turn into something else. Something greater