Saturday, March 5, 2011
Book 11 - Prada and Prejudice
My eleventh book is Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard. This was the first book I read by Mandy Hubbard, the second being You Wish, which is one of my favorite books. This one is good, but her writing is clearly getting better. This book is a "modernization" of Pride and Prejudice. Although, you can't really call it a modernization because most of the book happens in "Jane Austen time". A girl named Callie is desperate to be popular, so she buys a pair of real Prada high heels. On her way out of the store, she trips and hits her head. When she wakes up, she's in 1812 and has nowhere to stay the night. While walking through the woods, she finds a road and follows it to the beautiful mansion that is called Harksbury. This mansion is the home to Emily, a kind hearted teenager, Alex, the pompous Duke of Harksbury, and Victoria, Alex's mother. Emily mistakes Callie, with her American accent, for her friend, Rebecca, who is visiting from America. Callie must learn to navigate the complex 1812 society and come up with a plan to get back home before they learn that she's not Rebecca. But when she does come up with a plan, will she even want to go back home?