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Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick

Published by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Pages: 384

Ages: 9-12

Publishers Summary: The fourth chapter in the Mother-Daughter Book Club series.

It’s the first year at a new school for many of the girls of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick. In fact, for Emma, she’s traveled half way around the world to Britain to begin her journey in high school. Their book club choice for the year…Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. As each of the girls in this delightful series maneuver their way through the murky waters of the freshman year in high school, they also learn to stretch and reach outside their comfort zones.

This was the forth in the series for Heather Vogel Frederick and her Mother-Daughter Book Club series, actually one that I hadn’t yet picked up before. Well, without a doubt I’m going to be picking up the other three books, because this was superb! Now, with that being said, I was in no way lost by not having read the other books. I’m generally a “start at the beginning of the series” kind of girl, but I broke my own rule for this book tour and I’m so glad I did. It was so easy to step into the lives of these incredibly fun girls and their mothers, relating their lives to those of the characters in the beloved book by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice.

My absolute favorite part about this wonderful book were all the mentions of Pride and Prejudice. Generally speaking, I’m not a huge “classics” reader, but Pride and Prejudice is just one you can’t miss. Even if you only watch the PBS version via DVD, it’s well worth the six or so hours! At the beginning of each chapter you get a snippet of something from the classic book in the form of a quote that goes right along with something coming up during that chapter. It’s a fantastic way of making a classic book more accessible to young readers who may be more reluctant to pick up one otherwise.

Not only was the correlation with Pride and Prejudice delightful, but each of the girls were as well. As I mentioned, I hadn’t had the opportunity to read the other three books in the series yet, but I still felt I knew each girl. Emma, Jess, Cassidy and Megan were exactly what I remember from my own time as a freshman in high school. You worry about things like fitting in, favorite subjects, what you want to do with your life, friends, enemies and of course…boys. Each girl had their own struggle and I really enjoyed “hearing” from each girl as it changed with each chapter in the book. Their collective effort to get their best friend Emma home for a vacation by selling pies was such a wonderful addition to an already very enjoyable read.

Perfect for a read-a-long with your very own daughter(s) or just as an individual read, Pies and Prejudice was the forth in a series I’m dying to get caught up on. Without any doubt in my mind, I will be picking up the first three books in the series and reading them cover to cover. If for no other reason than to get to spend more time with these fantastic girls and their mothers. Moms will love the stroll down memory lane and teens will absolutely be able to relate to the positive and negatives of the freshman year. In addition to this, lovers of Jane Austen everywhere will swoon over the delightful correlation and mentions of the beloved Pride and Prejudice. Definitely a series not to miss!

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 8 and up. Mothers, daughters and Jane Austen fans everywhere will love this delightful series that makes Classics much more accessible to reluctant readers. Especially wonderful as a read-together!

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10 Responses to Book Review: Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick

  1. ceemee says:

    Looks like a very interesting book. I also had fun reading Pride and Prejudice.

  2. Gina says:

    This is another one of those that I recognized the series because of the cover even though they are not EXACTLY the same. LOL on the book reading choice though…seems that Jane Austen in one form or another is making the rounds. My current read has the author’s ghost living in the mind of a 20-something girl and…well, you’ll have to wait and see, but definitely a new spin on it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book, really enjoyed the review! Happy reading….

  3. Courtney says:

    Oh! I had no idea you did not know “The Mother Daughter Book Club” series, I so would have had you reading them long ago. They are without a doubt one of the best series out there for girls tween to teens now and I just love that this fourth book is Austen related. I have been a friend of Heather’s for some time now and have been waiting for this Austen themed edition for quite a while, she had me so excited when I first heard about a it year or so ago! You will also adore the other books where you will get to re-read Little Women, Anne of Green Gables and Daddy Long Legs respectively! I am so glad you are enjoying the series and loved “Pies & Prejudice”. You will have to watch Stiletto Storytime in the coming weeks for some big celebrations of not just “Pie & Prejudice” but chances to win the whole series too and some special “Pride & Prejudice” and Austen tie-ins too! Heather and I are working on it!

  4. Ooooo this is on my wish list 🙂 Great review!

  5. Bella says:

    I NEED this book. Anything about P&P I’m all over, but this one sounds so cute! Adding it to my wishlist right now 🙂

  6. What fun that this book relates back to P&P. I wonder why more authors don’t make these kinds of references. Thanks for your post! I will try to track this one down!

  7. Emma says:

    i read this book and it was AWESOME!! i can’t wait for more to come!

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