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Prada and Prejudice

Prada and Prejudice
By Mandy Hubbard
Razorbill, 2009
Audience: All Teens

Source: Library

From Goodreads:
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.


This book was so cute. It made me want a pair of Prada heels. I would probably survive five seconds in them, so this is a major accomplishment of Mandy Hubbard. I've never wanted Prada heels before.

I have had this book on my TBR pile for a while, but I was encouraged to read it by one of the teens at the library. She was right. It was just what I was in the mood for. Light, fluffy, fun. I wish it would have followed the Pride and Prejudice format a bit closer, but it was still fun. If it would have followed it more, it would have been more predictable though, so it's all good.

On a time travel note, they didn't discuss the potential consequences of *SPOILER ALERT* Emily marrying someone different than what her father intended. I liked how her marriage was like Lydia's. I was expecting Emily's storyline to be like Jane's.

This was a great teen interpretation of a Jane Austen classic.

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