Prada and Prejudice
Prada and Prejudice
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Annotation: To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels. But trying them on, s... more
Catalog Number: #600266258
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Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2009
Territory: North America
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ISBN: 1-10-113310-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-10-113310-1
Dewey: E
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Those who have seen the television series Lost in Austen, about a young woman who walks through a door and finds herself in the midst of Pride and Prejudice, will feel on familiar territory. Here it is 15-year-old Callie, on a visit to London, who trips on her Prada pumps and wakes up in 1815 England. Although there are no Bennetts about, there's dear Emily, who assumes Callie is an American cousin, and the young Duke of Harksbury, with whom Callie immediately crosses swords rbally, of course. Naturally, with speech, activities, and conventions being so different, much hilarity ensues in a story that's something of a comedy of errors. But there are also secrets to be unwound as Callie tries to save Emily from what could be a loveless marriage, and romance to be had in the comely form of the duke. Why (and how) Callie goes back in time is never satisfyingly explained; still, if you don't look too closely, there is fun to be had here.
School Library Journal
Gr 7-10 Fifteen-year-old Callies class trip to England is, like most things in her life, remarkably unremarkable. Ever since she was overheard making a derogatory remark about cheerleaders by one of the most popular girls in school, Callie has been permanently on the D list. To her misery and embarrassment, she has been ditched by her class-trip buddy, leaving her stranded at their London hotel. A scheme to join fellow classmates on a surreptitious trip to a hot club leads to her tripping spectacularly over her new Prada heels. Upon waking from her blackout, Callie discovers that she has been transported to Regency England and is now the long-lost American friend of Emily, a well-to-do teenager. True to her character, she makes a series of faux pas with the titled gentry, earning her the disapproval of a matriarch and a dashing 19-year-old duke. Although her adjustment to an 1815 lifestyle is rough, she begins to appreciate her friendship with Emily and her surprising budding romance with the duke. Callies perpetual awkwardness, chronic foot-in-mouth syndrome, spiritedness, and openness make her genuinely likable. Endearingly funny episodes involving a Heart and Soul pianoforte duet and a CPR rescue in front of an astonished crowd are contrasted with Callies determination to rescue Emily from an engagement to a suitor 30 years her senior. Although some aspects of the book and character traits are stock and predictable, this is a fun and charming read, sure to be popular with fans of humor and romance. Jennifer Schultz, Fauquier County Public Library, Warrenton, VA
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Word Count: 57,930
Reading Level: 4.6
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.6 / points: 8.0 / quiz: 130939 / grade: Middle Grades+

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 cousin Alex, a hottie and a duke, if a tad arrogant.

But can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, and win Alex?s heart, before her time in the past is up?

More Cabot than Ibbotson, Prada and Prejudice is a high-concept romantic comedy about finding friendship and love in the past in order to have happiness in the present.

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