Review: ‘Prada and Prejudice’ by Mandy Hubbard

Prada and Prejudice by Mandy HubbardCallie is on an enrichment tour of London before she goes back to school. She doesn’t really have anyone to hang out with, unless you count Angela, Summer  and Mindy. Which she doesn’t, since Angela is super popular and doesn’t give Callie the time of day. And while Summer tends to follow Angela’s lead, Callie is sure that she can bring Mindy around.

Technically, Callie isn’t supposed to leave the hotel without a buddy, but the girls have invited her to a hot club and she know that she has to get something to wear that will pass muster. No fake Louboutins for her; Angela can spot faux at 500 paces. Since the hotel is apparently right in the middle of the shopping district, it will only take a short time for her to put together the right outfit. And her first purchase is a pair of high-heeled, red Prada pumps. Too bad she can’t walk in them very well…especially when she falls so hard that she is knocked back into 1815.

So?: As someone who is a big fan of Pride and Prejudice, it’s always fun to try a retelling of that famous story. While this version is cute and fluffy, there just wasn’t enough something there for it to be more than that.

What’s the Bottom Line?: Oh, read it if you need a little palate cleanser between the heavy books.

Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard was published June 11, 2009 by Razorbill. Ink and Page picked this book up from the library.

Rating: 3

Genre: Young Adult Fiction Contemporary Historical Romance
Ages: 13 and up
You Might Want to Know: Nothing of note.

3 thoughts on “Review: ‘Prada and Prejudice’ by Mandy Hubbard”

  1. I’ve been really curious about this one. I own it – I think I picked it up on sale or something. I also love reading retellings of Pride and Prejudice. But I’ve been a bit nervous to read it. I should just read it, though, even if it didn’t have enough “something there” to make it really memorable. Thanks for the review. 🙂

    1. There are so many re-tellings, what-happened-nexts, spin-offs, etc. that it boggles the mind! Some are good, most (in my opinion) are downright gawd awful. (Seriously, I don’t need a porn-y version of P&P, thanks.) This one is OK, but it just skims the surface of the original, then DING! it’s over (with a lot of stuff shoved at the end). Not satisfying as a P&P-related book, I must say.

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