Book Review: Pride & Popularity by Jenni James (The Jane Austen Diaries #1)

Title: Pride & Popularity
Author: Jenni James
Series: #1 of The Jane Austen Diaries but stands alone
Publisher: Inkberry Press
Released: July 13, 2011

If you are hoping to find a YA book full of paranormal beasts, sex, or teens who act much more like under-aged adults, I suggest you save your money and do not buy this book. In fact don’t buy any of The Jane Austen Diaries. However, if you are looking for a clean, lighthearted, sweet romance, where teens are good and happy and normal–like all of the teens I know (including my own!) then read on. You’ve come to the right place. 🙂 –Jenni

Chloe Elizabeth Hart despises the conceited antics of the popular crowd, or more importantly, one very annoying self-possessed guy, Taylor Anderson, who seems determined to make her the president of his fan club! As if! Every girl in the whole city of Farmington, New Mexico, is in love with him, but he seems to be only interested in Chloe.

This modern high school adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice” is a battle of wits as Chloe desperately tries to remain the only girl who can avoid the inevitable—falling for Taylor.

This books was fun.  I love Jane Austen and I love clean young adult fiction so this was a perfect mix for me.  Pride & Popularity was completely predictable but that didn’t keep me from enjoying every minute of it.  It’s a cute story that retells Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in a modern day setting.

If you read for enjoyment you’ll likely be taken with this book.  If you read with a more critical eye there are a few things that might detract you from the story.  Since I am one who reads purely for entertainment and enjoyment this book was a hit with me.

There are 6 books planned in this series:
Pride & Popularity 
Northanger Alibi 
Mansfield Ranch 
Sensible & Sensational 
I’m looking forward to reading them all!

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Source: From Publisher for Review

Content: Clean