Pride and Popularity
by Jenni James
Inkberry Press, 2011. 238 pgs. Young Adult
Chloe Hart despises the popular kids at her school, particularly Taylor Anderson, who has all the other girls following his every move. Then Taylor decides that Chloe is the only girl he is interested in and Chloe can’t tell if he is sincere or simply trying to get on her nerves. If you’ve read Pride and Prejudice you’ll probably be able to figure out how the book ends, but it’s still fun to see how it happens.
I wasn’t sure about how much I’d enjoy another adaptation of Jane Austen, but this was a lot of fun. The story fits into the plot line of the original fairly well without feeling forced, and I really liked Chloe a lot. The author has planned an entire series with the same group of characters, so thankfully you can still read more about Chloe and her family after this book is done.