Pride by Ibi Zoboi


Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780062564047Pride 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 w...

Details Pride

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

Reviews Pride

  • Emily May
    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. 3 stars. This was so much better than I was expecting, honestly. Pride and Prejudice is full of Austen's trademark wit and social criticism, but most "retellings" I encounter seem to reduce the story to "girl meets guy; guy is a dick; they get together anyway", ...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    This was a super quick listen and it was really enjoyable too! I loved how it was a retelling, and a really thoughtful one at that. It wasn't just the story placed wherever, everything served a purpose and I loved that. This truly is a pride and prejudice remix that you should try out!
  • Emma Giordano
    Very much enjoyed this novel! Review to come.
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This gave me SO MANY Lizzie Bennett Diaries feels and I LOVED IT SO MUCH?
  • 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...
  • Samantha
    2.5 stars. I didn’t love it or hate it. I did read it in one day so it is a very quick read, especially if you are a P&P fan and notice some of the beats. But this reimagining felt a bit two dimensional and simple in a lot of ways. I liked the modern take, but it seems like it had a lot to say and a lot of characters, but not enough time to explore either.
  • Cindy Pham
    I wanted to like this because I love the idea of a fresh, modern take on Pride & Prejudice, especially one that incorporates diversity. But the story fell flat in many ways: the writing told instead of showed, the pacing was too fast and missed all the important beats of the original P&P, and the feelings that the characters had for each other (both hate and love) made no sense. The book could have explored so many themes on class, culture, gentr...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    October Owlcrate! Follow link below picture if you want to see the goods =) LINK TO THE GOODS
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    4 stars! “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. But it’s not just the junky stuff they’ll get rid of. People can be thrown away too, like last night’s trash left out on sidewalks or pushed to the edge of wherever all broken things go. What those rich people don’t always know is that b...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: StarsAnother Pride & Prejudice retelling. When will I get enough of these????? Yep. That’s about right.This time around it’s a YA version – set in Bushwick Brooklyn, featuring the Haitian-Dominican Benitez sisters and the Darcy brothers who just moved into a mini-mansion across the street . . . . “Who are they?“Rappers and ballers!” This was a great little upcycle of my...
  • Jennifer
    In Ibi Zoboi's YA retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the characters are reimagined into the present day time period of Brooklyn, New York. Protagonist Elizabeth Bennet becomes 17-year-old Zuri Benitez who is watching her Bushwick neighborhood gentrify into something she doesn't recognize. She's going off to college soon and the fear is real that the comfort and culture of her community will be stolen away. Mr. Darcy becomes Darius Da...
  • Marija (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 ...
  • 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...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Sooo bummed because this just wasn't for me. I really couldn't connect with the story or the characters and i just didn't like it :(10/10 for the amazing poetry snippets tho!
  • Rincey
    I am always here for Pride and Prejudice retellingsWatch me talk about this more in my January wrap up part 1:
  • ˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗
    “i have always thought of bushwick as home, but in that moment, i realize that home is where people i love are, wherever that is.” first and foremost, i have never read pride and prejudice, so my thoughts are strictly based on this novel and not how well it has been adapted/ retold from a different perspective. i very roughly know what it kind of is about, but that’s really it.the aspect that i absolutely loved the most were zuri’s poems ...
  • Sami
  • may ❀
    i heard 'pride and prejudice retelling' and 'characters of colour' and my heart was like 5 STAR IT!!! but i take my reviewing career seriously so i couldn't just rate a book i didnt read Pros - the fierce pride zuri has for her african-latino heritage - the fierce love zuri has for her family, especially her older sister- the storyline follows pride and prejudice pretty closely so it's very easy to see the parallels as well as where the author c...
  • ✩ Ashley ✩
    Wait I finished this in a single 3.5-hour sitting??? WHO AM I?! Good stuff, RTC XD
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Romie
    i swear, no one is more disappointed at myself for not liking this book than i am,,,,,,i had so much hope for this one. but i found myself not liking the main character, zuri, and it just stopped me from liking the story. i liked the end, kinda, it was cute, but it just felt rushed and weird, and i spent more time being angry at zuri and her actions and words than liking the book. so i guess it wasn't for me and that's it. (2.5)
  • julianna ➹
    maybe I'm only rating this 5 stars because of elizabeth acevedo's glorious voice, but she deserves it. (seriously, how was I supposed to rate this lower than five stars?)This was my first "official" listen to an audiobook (discounting my reread of the tatbilb series) and I'm so, so happy that I picked this one!! Pride is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice that features Zuri, an Afro-Latino girl in a neighborhood that's being gentrified and "clean...
  • Dana
    Ladies and gentleman, I've officially found the worst book of 2018.(And this is coming from someone who read about a "brother fucker" and a roach infested apartment.I must also say this was the winner for the most disappointing book of 2018.I heard about this book back in February from Entertainment Weekly and became obsessed about reading it. There was an incident at Book Con where I almost got a ARC of the book but Black Jesus was looking out f...