Pride by Ibi Zoboi


Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street.Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the stree...

Details Pride

Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Retellings, Romance, Fiction

Reviews Pride

  • Hollis
    So here's the thing. I was so so excited about PRIDE. I loved the idea of this modernized retelling (I love the idea of any retelling, really, they just so rarely live up to the hype), I loved that this was an #ownvoices story, and also hello look at that amazing cover, I loved that, too. It's stunning, gorgeous, so so great. And so much of the story itself worked for me.. while so much of it didn't.Straight out of the gate I have to say that I t...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    "It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when rich people move into the hood, where it’s a little bit broken and a little bit forgotten, the first thing they want to do is clean it up.” Pride is one of those books that I’ve hyped myself up for anf was a nervous wreck before reading because I so desperately wanted to love it. I can happily say that I was hooked from the first sentence and I did not want to put this book down. We follow...
  • Tanya Tate
    Bring my review back up since it's out today!ReviewYou can also read it on my blog!Expected Pub Date: September 18th 2018 I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Five Stars!! Before I finally write this review of this wonderful book before it comes out ( while juggling my memory since it's been four months since I read it while being sick)I have a confession to make. Confession : I have never read Pride and Prejudice....
  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    ARC received in exchange for a honest reviewFull Spoiler Free review may also be viewed on LAIR OF BOOKSBUSHWICK BROOKLYN MURAL- Photo CredPLOTThere’s so much good to say about Ibi Zoboi’s Pride and why it’s such a relevant read for readers living in New York City or any major city for that matter. This is a Pride & Prejudice re-telling of sorts or as Zoboi calls it, a ‘Remix’ 🖤 but at its heart it’s a story about one girls love fo...
  • Sana
    'This is the most I can do right now without calling him everything but a child of God, as Mama would say.'*A retelling of Pride & Prejudice that I can finally get behind. Howwww? I don't even like Jane Austen since I think she's overrated because all she did was write about characters whose biggest problems were falling in love and family drama. Ehh. Pride, however changed that for me because it not only maintained the essence of P&P, it also ma...
  • Sami
  • Inside My Library Mind
    More reviews up on my blog Inside My Library Mind As a retelling... I loved that this was a diverse retelling of Pride and Prejudice. And in my opinion, Zoboi picked the perfect setting to retell this story. The Bennets become the Benitezes, who host block parties and have a lovely little community, while Darcy and Bingley become the rich brothers Darcy, who are threatening to completely change the landscape of Zuri's hood. I loved how Zoboi ...
  • Catie
    3 1/2 starsIt is a truth universally acknowledged that when someone adapts Pride and Prejudice, I will read the crap out of it…no matter how bad it is. Thankfully, this is pretty good, and what's more – it even occasionally transcends the original.Zuri is proud to live with her messy, loud, vibrant Haitian-Dominican family in Bushwick, a close-knit, lower-income Brooklyn neighborhood. When the abandoned building across the street is bought by...
  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
    Honest chat. I've never read Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". Did I lose my writing and reading credentials? Do I stand to continue my bookworm status?No.Good.I've survived over forty years of not reading the story nor watching a film adaptation while thriving on pop-cultural osmosis. In other words, I feigned knowledge of the stories in bits and pieces, and that's fine because a sweet and savory retelling of Austen's tale sprinkled with Oshu...
  • Anna |hayinas7
    Yeah, definitely place this on your list.Mini review:
  • Chelsea
    I so wanted to like this The writing here simply doesn’t work. I would have loved for this to be a cool take on class, culture, and prejudice, but the quality of the writing distracted a lot from the themes.Here, take a look: “No they’re not! Those boys look like they’re from One Direction or something,” Layla says. “Look at how they’re dressed. I know a baller when I see one. And no rapper will be wearing them kinda shoe...
  • Andre
    I initially went four stars, but after writing the review I can’t see any reason to withhold the fifth star. A pleasant book and a story that will transport you back to your teen years. She has really captured the authentic feel of those teenage worries, the angst around boys, the family dynamics, the anxiety about the future. This is billed as a remix of Pride and Prejudice and I can’t comment on how faithful this one is to that original bec...
  • Cher
    3.5 stars - It was really good.Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books, so I always love to read an author’s take on a retelling. Zoboi easily has the most original and fresh version that I have read thus far.Things still were far from perfection however. The beginning and end were lackluster but the middle was terrific and brought the overall rating of the book up. Zuri’s poetry and haikus initially were annoying (I’m not ...
    I liked seeing familiar elements from the original P&P story serving as the framework for this modern, multicultural YA tale, and that’s definitely the charming part of this tale to me — the author’s fresh take on the characters, in particular. But I wasn’t quite as invested in this story as I would’ve liked to be.
  • Dayla
    I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.I am so disappointed. I was so excited to read an adaptation of one of my favourite classics--especially one with Latinx characters because I'm Latina. Though my particular culture was not represented food-wise, I did see that Zoboi used the religion that is practiced in Cuba (aside from Catholicism). A religion that my family is heavily involved with and that I am also a part of.Be...
  • Alexandra
    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Pride and Prejudice meet Brooklyn, Afro-Latino families, lots of comedy, romance and family in this modern retelling of the classic. I loved how multicultural the characters in Zoboi's book were, how Zuri was so headstrong in everything and the romance which developed through the story.It's a refreshing retelling which I enjoyed very much.
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    I must confess, I have never read Pride and Prejudice, but I have now read so many retellings, I feel quite familiar with the story, and I really enjoyed the way Zoboi took on Austen.I lived in East Flatbush, Brooklyn until I was almost 14, so I LOVE books set in my place of birth. It was fun visiting some of the many pockets of the borough with Zuri, and remembering why I loved Brooklyn so much. Sitting on the stoop, yelling out the window, play...
  • ❈ laura ❈
    I have always thought of Bushwick as home, but in that moment, I realize that home is where the people I love are, wherever that is. ✰✰✰✰ (more like 4.5)Rep: black cast of characters, mc and her sisters are haitian-dominican; mc comes from a poor background.TW: racism and poberty are talked about (in case that's something that could tw you), death, leaked nude photos.One of the goals I had this year was to read Pride and Prejudice for for...
  • Cort
    4.25If you know me at all then you know that Pride & Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time. I’ve read several retellings of Pride & Prejudice and I have to say that Pride by Ibi Zoboi is now my favorite one. I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading it. I loved seeing the world through the eyes a young girl struggling to find her footing in a world that was changing without her permission. The poems and the college visi...
  • Sophie Elaina
    Pride is a stunning modernised remix of the classic Pride and Prejudice. Whether you've read Pride and Prejudice or not you will no doubt enjoy this cute, contemporary. I myself haven't read Pride and Prejudice in it's entirety but I do know the story well. And I have to say that I really enjoyed Ibi Zoboi's take on the classic tale. The book follows Zuri Benitez; as she is quickly thrown off guard by her new neighbours. She's used to her neighbo...
  • Patty
    random thoughts until I finish my review“The world could fall apart around me, but we are still a family. It doesn’t matter where we go. Bushwick will come with us. Don’t let your pride get in the way of your heart, mija.” I’m stuck between giving this book 3.5 stars or 4 stars.Pride was one of my most anticipated releases and when I finally managed to get my hands on a copy I couldn’t wait to start it. It was an enjoyable read but so...
  • Jen
    As much as it pains me to say, I think my rating is closer to 1.5 stars.Oyvey.I should start by saying that I really wanted to like this book. Of course I did; it's Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in black. It's not that these two things didn't work together - it's more that they were handled separately so it felt like I was reading two stories on top of one another.The characters in Pride were clearly named to mirror those from P&P, and there ...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Looking for a romcom + coming of age story wrapped together really nicely? Also a Pride + Prejudice retelling in Brooklyn? THEN PICK THIS UP!!!