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Prada and Prejudice
Prada and Prejudice
Author: Mandy Hubbard
To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels. But trying them on, she trips?conks her head?and wakes up in the year 1815! There Callie meets Emily, who takes her in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. As she spends time with Emily?s family, Callie warms to them?particularly to Emily?s cousi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781595142603
ISBN-10: 1595142606
Publication Date: 6/11/2009
Pages: 215
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Razorbill
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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readragon avatar reviewed Prada and Prejudice on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. Very sweet love story. It took me a bit to get the hang of the narrative style. It is a 4 star in my book.
Cindy84 avatar reviewed Prada and Prejudice on + 118 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
My Thoughts: I don't usually like too many books set back in the past. But this one was the exception! It was a light and very cute book! I really liked Callie and I instantly took a likeing to Alex, even though Callie thought he was a jerk at first. I enjoyed the way she didn't feel like she fit in with the other girls at school and felt like she needed prada's to gain her way into their world. I like the cover, its what attracted me this book when I first saw it. Overall, this book is a fun and easy read and I enjoyed every page of it!

Overall: Fast read but very enjoyable.
skywriter319 avatar reviewed Prada and Prejudice on + 784 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Prada and Prejudice was a cute, fast, but ultimately forgettable chick lit wish fulfillment read that will satisfy readers looking for just that, though staunch Regency enthusiasts may find the historical aspect lacking.

Mandy Hubbard does a great job of setting Callie on a course for growth and maturation. She starts out REALLY annoying, a weak, petulant, borderline popularity obsessed girl, but once she gets out of her narrow self-pitying circle, she thankfully turns into a much more solid and resilient person. Her determination to help out Emily is endearing, if perhaps a bit misguided and "out there."

I thought the chemistry between Callie and Alex was perhaps the best aspect of this book. Yes, you have the stereotypical super-hot guy and the klutzy heroine--but this story integrates the best parts of the Pride and Prejudice romance: mutual dislike growing into a cautious and subconscious attraction growing into mutual respect and admiration. It turns out that both Callie and Alex have redeeming qualities (and no, being hot is NOT a redeeming quality for a male), and so I loved the way their relationship progressed, even if the ending felt bittersweet.

Unfortunately, Callie and Alex are hardly a match for Darcy and Elizabeth, and so this is ultimately a pass-it-on read for me: read it once, when your brain is too fried for anything heavier, and then pass it on. There is more impressive teen chick lit out there, but if this is the kind of literature you like, then you needn't listen to me too much.
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JBMW112009 avatar reviewed Prada and Prejudice on + 24 more book reviews
This book was a great, light book! Every page was exciting and I didnt want to put it down. This book sent a good message to readers, that you are so much stronger than you think you are.
GeniusJen avatar reviewed Prada and Prejudice on + 5322 more book reviews
Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for

Callie is on a class trip to London and she's miserable. When she overhears a group of popular girls talking about how they plan to sneak into a club that night, Callie is determined to join them. But first she needs something to make her cool - Prada heels!

Callie is a huge klutz and one step in those three-inch Prada heels sends her tumbling over - and waking up in 1815!

There Callie gets mistaken for a long-lost friend of Emily. Callie soon gets mixed up in family scandal, engagements, and high society - and she can't seem to keep from butting heads with the arrogant (but very hot) duke Alex.

This book was so much fun - I loved every minute of it! Callie is a fun modern girl and Regency England just isn't sure what to do with her. I loved the author's ideas of how a modern girl would react to the customs and society of 1815. Callie's adventures were creative but felt realistic. I mean really, what would a modern girl do about corsets and the lack of indoor plumbing?

I really enjoyed the interaction between Callie and Alex. Mandy Hubbard gives a perfect nod to Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy and their relationship was loads of fun to read.

The thing I loved the most was that the story jumped right in! I get annoyed when books tell you in the synopsis that something will happen, but it takes pages and pages to even get there. Callie lands herself in 1815 by the second chapter -which means most of the story has a historical setting and the action starts from the beginning. I love that!! (Thank you, Ms. Hubbard!)

This was an enjoyable, delightful read that readers of romance or historical fiction will enjoy. I can't wait to read more from this fabulous new author!

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