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

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)
    I really liked this a lot... Full RTC tomorrow.I received a copy of the book from Blazer + Bray via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
  • 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 and 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 ...
  • Tanya
    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. I have been meaning too cause I have like th...
  • 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...
  • Sami
    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.
  • 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...
  • Morgan (The Bookish Beagle)
    4.5 stars. This was such an incredible book! One of the best retellings I've ever read- it was easy to see the source material inspiration but it wasn't derivative or heavy handed. It was perfectly done. Zuri's experience is about as far from mine as it can get but I can tell how much love went into crafting her story. Bushwick was a living, breathing character of its own, which is the best sort of setting in my opinion. I loved all of the cultur...
  • 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 ...
  • Erikka
    I have a deep and abiding love for Pride and Prejudice and all things Darcy. This is a known fact about me. I can meet a new person and within 5 minutes they know "brown-haired bespectacled girl is a nerdy librarian and has an almost disturbing level of affection for P&P." So when the uber-talented Ibi Zoboi wanted to take on my favorite book and make it relevant to the modern day, I couldn't have been more excited, but I was also super nervous b...
  • mith
    CUTE. Definitely be excited for this one!
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    I wasn’t sure if I would like this book, but I thought it sounded interesting enough to try. I don’t really read Jane Austen, but I knew enough about Pride and Prejudice. I ended up really loving this book!Bushwick has been changing and Zuri was not happy about it. She loves how it is now. The block parties, the noise, everyone looking out for everyone. It’s the only thing she’s ever known. The Benitez family lives in a small apartment wh...
  • Jenni Frencham
    Retold classic. Not my thing, unfortunately, but YMMV.
  • Rachel Strolle
  • Aleya
    I really enjoyed Ibi Zoboi's American Street, so I was super excited when Balzer + Bray approved my request on Edelweiss for this book. I loved every minute of it! It was Pride & Prejudice, one of my favorite books, but current day and diverse. I love that Zuri was so proud of where she was raised. I loved getting to see this modern day version of Pride & Prejudice in the hood, as Zuri would say. It was a unique perspective.I really love that Zob...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    I grew up in Brooklyn (East Flatbush!) and am always happy to see my borough featured in a book. Aside from all the Brooklyn love, I adored this story of family, friendship, and first love. Full review to follow. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
  • Vanessa Rizvanovic
    I LOVED THIS BOOK. It was such a light easy fun read to complete. I loved this so much. The writing was amazing, the characters were wonderful and well developed, and the plot was perfect itself. Recommend it all the way lol
  • Marika
    Gorgeous writing, as is now to be of Ibi Zoboi. The plot felt a bit forced at parts, and the Pride and Prejudice tie in was a bit distracting. I love how Zoboi creates characters with such true emotion. I want her to let loose and write a book that makes her heart sing... these feel like a publisher had an idea to sell her rather than her having a story that needed to be told.
  • Lauren ✨ (YABookers)
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.First thoughts: So good, and so cute! If you're looking for a modernized retelling of Pride & Prejudice, look no further. With a vibrant cast of characters, relevant messages, and also steeped in culture, PRIDE is a book not to be missed. And also, if you're totally weak for the enemies-to-lovers trope, you're going to love this one. Full review: Zuri Benitez has pride – Brook...
  • Sarah Perchikoff
    Let me start off this review by saying: I LOVE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. I have seen almost every movie and TV adaptation, and read almost every variation/sequel book. It is one of my literary obsessions. So, when I saw that this was coming out, I was willing to do just about anything to get an ARC. Well, it turns out, all I had to do was ask for one on Edelweiss and my request was approved (There may have been some Mrs. Bennet-style shrieking happeni...
  • ❈ 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...