5 thoughts on “Pride & Popularity (The Jane Austen Diaries, #1)

  1. I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway.

    Let me start out by saying that I absolutely hated this book.

    I am eighteen years old, so I assumed that since I am a “young adult” that this book should have been directed to girls who are at/around the same level of maturity as I am. I was wrong.

    “Pride and Popularity” by Jenni James claims to be a more realistic portrayal of teenagers today. I have yet to find anyone over the age of 13 who would be willing to play a game of “Oink Piggy Oink”


    Why this book?
    I’m a big fan of Pride and Prejudice so I been wanting to read this retelling for awhile now

    What I thought

    This is the worst Pride and Prejudice retelling I have ever read. Chloe is nothing like Lizzy and Taylor is not even close to being like Mr. Darcy. I only found about four things that are similar to Pride and Prejudice, and you don’t even get most of the similarities till the last half of the book. If you’re looking for a good retelling of Pride and Prejudice don’t bo

  3. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Just casually laughing at all these reviews, huh.
    I was currently debating with myself whether or not I should rate the following book a one star or two, because i’m kinda in the middle. I don’t know how many times I’ve mentioned this but I really really really want goodreads to allow us to rate half stars also. So I don’t have to decide each time whether or not I want to be courteous.
    For now I’ve rated it a two but I don’t know if that’ll last any long.

    On to the book;
    Pride and Popularity was..w

  4. I don’t think it’s possible to fully express how much I disliked this book. In fact, if goodreads would let me, I’d give it a half star or less.

    The writing is juvenile, filled with telling instead of showing. James often has her narrator, Chloe, spell out subtext for the reader with annoying, italicized thoughts. Not to mention her vocabulary is on the same level as the average ten year old. On discovering something negative about the “Darcy” character, she thinks to herself, Taylor Anderson is

  5. When I finished this on Goodreads, a GR friend asked me “Have you no shame?” and I just want to state for the record: no, I do not. I will pick up every damn thingwith “Pride and _________” or “___________ and Prejudice” in it…Nor do I regret that, because sometimes they turn out to be worth it. This was actually really enjoyable, though certainly aimed at a particular segment of the reading public.

    It started out really rocky for me, actually, because it just felt like James was getting the ch

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