Pies & Prejudice

Pies & Prejudice Right Before The Start Of Their Freshman Year, Emma S Family Unexpectedly Moves To England The Book Club Is Stunned, But Thanks To Videoconferencing, They Can Keep The Club Alive They Decide To Tackle Jane Austen S Pride And Prejudice, A Particularly Fitting Choice In England, Emma Deals With A New Queen Bee, Annabelle, Who Makes Her Life Miserable And Back Home, Annabelle S Cousins Who Have Swapped Homes With The Hawthornes Whip The Rest Of The School Into A Frenzy Cassidy Clashes With Moody Tristan, Concord S Own Version Of Mr Darcy, And Everyone Is Taken With His Younger Brother Simon Desperate For Life To Get Back To Normal, The Girls Throw A Bake Sale To Raise Money And Bring Emma Home And Suddenly, They Have A Thriving Business, Pies Prejudice But When The Plan They Cook Up Falls Short, Will The Book Club Ever All Be Together Again

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  • Paperback
  • 378 pages
  • Pies & Prejudice
  • Heather Vogel Frederick
  • English
  • 23 July 2019
  • 9781442420199

10 thoughts on “Pies & Prejudice

  1. says:

    Fans of Heather Vogel Frederick s Mother Daughter Book Club series I m one are sure to be happy with her latest book, Pies and Prejudice This year the book club girls are adjusting to high school and reading Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice with their moms And just as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy discover that you can t always judge someone by first impressions, the book club girls are finding out how true that can be in real life as well.Some of those first impressions are made when Emma and her family move to England for a year, trading places with another family that moves into their home As Emma makes new friends, and enemies, the other girls are sizing up the Berkeley boys in Emma s house.The girls have definitely matured as they have moved on to high school, and each of them gets involved in activities and causes that help them pursue their passions Cassidy, Megan, and Emma all seem to have a good idea of what s important to them, and it s interesting to read about Jess s journey of self discovery as she seeks to find what matters to her Girls especially, who are often asked at this age what they want to do with their lives, may find Jess s discoveries enlightening.One of the things I really love about this series is how Frederick ties in facts about the authors her book club is reading You ll learn a lot about Jane Austen as well as Pride and Prejudice, and that adds to the topics your own book club can discuss In addition to talking about making judgments from first impressions, you can also discuss limitations put on women in Austen s time, friends moving away, cyber bullying, and finding your passions in life There s a great list of discussion questions in the back, as well All the talk about pies will probably also have you ready to bake up one or two or three to share at your book club meeting.I highly recommend Pies and Prejudice for mother daughter book clubs with girls aged 11 to 14.

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    It is a truth universally acknowledged is the start of one of the most beloved literary classics of all time It is also one of the main explanations of why Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice is still popular and going strong 200 years later Jan 28th 2013 is the book s birthday to be exact That is to say that she wrote universal truths to which we can relate even in our day.This is true for a set of girlfriends and their mothers who participate in a book club together and find some uncanny parallels in their own lives while reading the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy along with a host of other characters in the Jane Austen classic.Even though this is the fourth book in the series, I had no trouble picking up the book and reading the story I chose this one because of the cute title and story blurb I adore Austen s stories and contemporary books based on them There were so many enjoyable things about this book outside of the actual story First of all, each chapter takes up a different girl s perspective I was worried that it would re hash things from the previous chapter just from how a different girl saw it and bog down the story, but it doesn t really Then I enjoyed that its a story that is centered around a book club and it was cool that there were actually book club meeting scenes complete with the Fun Facts About Jane sheets included in the story And finally, I enjoyed how the story was about modern high school girls, but still managed to subtly fit in the loose plot to the original Pride and Prejudice And when I say modern, I mean that there are video conferences with the members of the club that are away in England and one of the girls actually does a blog called Fashionista Jane not a book blog sadly, but hey I guess we can t have it all The story revolves around four fifteen year old girls Emma, Jess, Megan and Cassidy who live in Concord, MS They have known each other for donkey s ages along with their families Each girl has a unique situation and interests including other friends which I thought was a good thing that they weren t self absorbed One of them, Jess, even attends another school Their determination to remain close friends and their prioritizing of the book club keep them from drifting apart with their separate lives.Jess and Emma are best friends and even have a special rule BFBB or Best friends before boyfriends.But all this is strained when Emma s parents announce that they are going to do a type of cultural exchange swap and take their family to live in England for a year where Emma s dad will continue to do his writing and her mom can soak up history and literature to her heart s desire while Emma and her brother will get exposed to another culture While Emma s family stays in a cottage in a village outside of Bath, the cottage s occupants, the Berkeleys, will stay in Emma s house while the dad guest teaches at the local university This of course shakes everyone up, but everyone makes the most of it determining that they will continue with the book club through webcam.In England, Emma deals with her own Mr Collins and Caroline Bingley while back home Megan meets her Mr Bingley and Cassie tolerates her Mr Darcy Jess pines over the real life Darcy, Emma s brother All this in the midst of daily school and activities filled with happiness, sadness, disappointment and triumph Honestly, I found this book very captivating as I followed along with each girl through the year that Emma and her family were away Emma s side gets told too It was fascinating how the author was able to really convince me that I was reading four different girls perspectives when it switched up I also felt that she did well making me feel that I was getting a real fifteen year old perspective on things These girls crush on boys or in Cassidy s case learn to think of them for than sports pals, but it isn t all about teen romance They worry about what they re going to be when they grow up They deal with the usual array of teen issues and responsibilities There is also a strong family presence portraying the dynamics in each girls home.Most people who read this will probably relate cto one of the four girls closely than the rest and that is true of me I found myself laughing and groaning over the thinking processes and antics There were a few times when I shuddered at a choice made thinking, This won t end well And it didn t went down in blaze of glory The girls had their moments, but I liked all four of them because in general they were well rounded, caring unselfish girls They actually started a pie selling enterprise to pay to bring Emma home for spring break because they knew she was having a hard time with Annabelle or Stinkerbelle as they call her Then there is a sad moment they makes them all really take a look at their lives and the influences people have on our lives which I thought beautiful in a way even as I got a little lump in my throat.The dips into the life of Jane Austen and the Pride and Prejudice story were great It was done in such a way that those who are familiar with the author and book are not bored and those who are entirely unfamiliar will not be overwhelmed and clueless The author cleverly used the girls varying literary interests and experiences to help with this In fact, some of the girls and moms listen to the audio story while others read aloud together and yet others just read alone.The biggest compliment that I can offer is that I wish Heather V Frederick had written these books when I was a teen because I would have gobbled them up and dreamed of having friends and a book club like this I plan to go back and read the first three stories that focus on a few other favorites of mine like Anne of Green Gables and Little Women.The book is a clean read and can be read by the very youngest teen to the young at heart with ease.Those who enjoy chick lit, teen contemporary romance, and Austenesque stories will like this one.

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    The girls are now about to become freshmen in High School at Alcott High and Jess starts a new year at Colonial Academy Disaster strikes though when Emma and her family decides to do a house exchange with a family in England and live there for a year Will the girls ever see each other again and will their scheme to bring Emma home with their Pie business Pies and Prejudice work while they read Pride and Prejudice in the book club Read on and find out for yourself.This was a great installment for book 4 in the mother daughter book club I look forward to reading books 5 and 6 in the future but you can find these books at your local library and wherever books are sold.

  4. says:

    Loooove it

  5. says:

    Like the previous installments, the fourth book in The Mother Daughter Book Club series is a mixed bag I really want to love this series, and I do enjoy it, but perhaps I am just a little too critical and sensitive to its faults One thing I liked about this one is how the author wove a lot of Austen stuff into the plot She did this in the previous offerings with Alcott, Montgomery, and Webster, respectively but it really stood out to me than usual in this book It s pretty clear that Tristan is Mr Darcy, Cassidy is a sort of Elizabeth Bennet, Annabelle is Caroline Bingley, and Rupert might even be Mr Collins Then there are the other nods to Jane Austen s works, like in a lot of names and titles Knightley Martin School, Lucy Woodhouse, Annabelle Fairfax a lot of those names are from Austen s Emma This stuff is pretty obvious, but it s still kind of fun I do think the author did a good job capturing the spirit of Jane and paying literary tribute to her Although I ve watched probably a dozen screen adaptions of her work, I have never actually read any of Austen s novels myself shocking, I know This book made me want to check them out I think I might even follow some of the characters leads and listen on audio book There were quite a few continuity and editing errors which I found slightly distracting, but that is probably just me For example, on page 341, Mrs Hawthorne mentions Courtney as being her daughter Courtney is really Mrs Sloane Kincaid s daughter I reread that part several times to see if I was reading it wrong There were at least three other different things that didn t seem to line up, but that was probably the most obvious error Anyone can make a mistake, but it s still confusing As a minor point, why doesn t Emma have curly hair on the cover I know, I m nit picking Another criticism I have is that the narrative voices for each girl could be distinct I continue to frequently get confused by whose point of view I am reading I m not really sure how the author could improve this, though, because it s clear that she does make an effort It might just be me that has trouble telling the voices apart I find the fact that the girls have boyfriends to be interesting to read as a plot point, but in real life I don t agree with dating at such a young age I feel like it just sets teens up for a lot of heartbreak There is obviously nothing explicit in the books, just some kissing and hand holding, but I still don t think that is a good idea for kids to get into exclusive dating while they are still maturing emotionally and developmentally I am thankful that fewer barbs are directed at Mrs Wong in this book there are some, but overall it s less pervasive Unfortunately we are still subjected to the frequent ridiculing of Mrs Chadwick, who is presented as little than a cartoon character and a source of some brand of mean spirited comic relief.My main problem with this book, though, was the emphasis placed on getting even among the girls In some cases, adult characters even applaud them for humiliating and hurting others That did not settle well with me at all, and I hope it is not something that middle school readers pick up on as an okay thing to emulate Some of the characters are just plain vindictive In many cases it s simply laughed off, but I think it s damaging to treat some people as okay to make fun of because they are mean themselves, different, or unliked This book has the same hearty dose of unrealism that appears in the previous installments I have nothing at all against a happy ending in fact, I love them but sometimes I feel like these books drag on a bit too long in overstating the fact that a rosy ending was truly had by all with a cherry on top For example, in this book I found it a bit of a stretch that Rupert s great aunt would stumble upon Emma and offer her the possibility of a publishing deal It was just a little too much In conclusion, I still find these books kind of fun, but clearly they are not without their faults I am really excited now about reading the next one, where they read from one of the authors nearest and dearest to my heart the one and only Maud Hart Lovelace

  6. says:

    REVIEWHigh school drama I have been reading this series from the beginning when the girls were just starting middle school That was then and this is now The girls start high school and they are in for a whirl wind of change Emma s family celebrates her father completing his book by moving to England for the year If that s not enough, they do a crazy house swap with a British family This leaves two British boys, Tristan and Simon, living in Emma s family s home The boys are dead ringers for Darcy and Bingley in Pride and Prejudice I love how Frederick works these new characters into the story and how they relate to the classic book the girls are reading Very clever I bet you are wondering about the pies, right Well, the girls really want Emma to come back for a visit, so they get creative to raise traveling money for her Cassidy s mother is an expert baker, and she teaches the girls to make pies The whole pie making business was my favorite part of the book There are baking mishaps and the mothers get into a serious pie baking competition Pies and Prejudice is a tasty addition to an awesome series Thank you to Heather Vogel Frederick and The Teen Book Scene for providing this book for review Look for my review of Heather s picture book, Babyberry Pie, coming soon RATING5 Plot5 Characters5 Attention Grabbing5 Girlie Meter5 Ending25 TOTAL5 STARS

  7. says:

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS I LOVE this book First of all, I am in love with Darcy, he is the kind of guy I want to date eventually, and second of all, I loved even though it was sad at the beginning when Emma moved to England, because the MDBC would have never taken that final trip, and seen all of the cool attractions, i she hadn t moved Everyone should read this book series, I have read them all, and now I am going back to read my favorites If you do read it, though, which you should start with book 1.

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    In this review, Ill be reviewing the parts of the whole series I haven t liked and the good parts.Bad Parts 1 Stero type girls Many of the girls in the series are stereo typed girls For instance, Cassidy is a jock without good grades who doesn t like boys Megan loves boys, fashion, doesn t get very good grades, and hates sports Same with Becca I have to say, only Jess is an original character.2 They Must Be Thin Judgemental Characters In the first and second book, The Mother Daughter Book Club and Much Ado about Anne, the girls in the book club always comment on how chubby Emma is and how over weight Mrs Chadwick is Why are Emma s friends so judgemental of her weight For a girl in the same position as Emma, this might let them think all their friends notice their weight and not in a good way And maybe it s funny to talk about Mrs Chadwick that way, but the fact they mention both of these character s weights so often is a little too much Staying on the topic of weight, couldn t one character not be thin Emma goes to the rink and starts skating okay She loses weight okay But chubby Emma was a relatable character to girls their age And the same with Mrs Chadwick she goes to yoga and loses weight A relatable story would include characters who aren t getting thin, and who aren t as judgemental to their friends as Jess, Megan, Cassidy, and Becca Plus, when Emma does lose weight, all the girls seem to talk about that in their narration It s not their place to judge her 3 This one may be a mistake, but in Dear Pen Pal, Jess s goat, Sundance, has a baby She says, Ill name you Sunbeam In Pies Prejudice, Sundance s baby is called Cedar Not just one time, but throughout the whole book.4 Some of the events are bit too unrealistic In the first book, the club takes a trip to New York, where everyone s dreams come true And in Pies Prejudice, they take a long trip to London with lots of expensive activities 5 After the 1st book, nobody ever seems to mention Emma s family s money problem again Did it go away Nobody got a new job in the series, so I don t know what that s all about Plus, In Pies Prejudice, Emma s family Gets plane tickets to England, lives in England for a year, goes on a lot of trips in the UK and pays for hotels there, sends Darcy back to Concord for spring break, plus sends him back, and so much How did they go from thrift shops and Nicole s old clothes to extravagant trips to London 6 Recycled Plots Fashionista Jane , Megan s blog Prime example of a recycled plot within these books Megan makes fun of people in a blog, Mom finds out, Mom makes her stop it, Megan learns her lesson As someone who watches a lot of kid s shows and teenager shows, as well as reading these sorts of books, this has been used many times Same with Emma s kiss with Rupert Tricked into kissing him, mean girl takes a photo and shows it to Stewart, Emma s boyfriend, they temporarily break up Used in a lot of kid s shows and books The whole series is not recycled, or bad, but some things have been used by other authors before.7 Girl s Rudeness Yes, we mentioned how the book club always points out Emma s weight, but the girls are rude to some characters in their narration MOOO, Rupert, is one example It s just the way he is I wish they wouldn t make fun of him Kevin Mullins yes, Cassidy stands up to him, but they always talk about how he doesn t take a hint with Jess Well, he is just a kid You can t blame him Plus, they always get revenge on people Tricking Becca and scaring her, the cheese in Savannah s suitcase, Fashionista Jane s pictures of Tristan and Annabelle, Emma s story, Stinkerbelle, and so on They don t seem to understand not to get revenge on people no matter how old they get.8 Only in 7th Grade By the time they are in high school, everyone younger then them is little and only in insert grade here They were that old in the beginning books and they don t seem to have matured a bit Onto The Good Parts 1 Humor The book has some funny parts, but it s not exactly a laughing kind of book.2 Jess In my opinion, Jess is the best character She is relateable, in the way she doesn t know what she wants to be yet She has a wide range of interests, and her mom, Mrs Delaney, is my favorite of the mothers She also has a wide range of interests she likes to act, and loves working on Half Moon Farm with her family Plus, she gives Jess some pretty darn good advice.3 Relateable Some of the parts of the book are relatable, though not all Overall, I love this book series, it just needs work I m excited to read the rest of the books, and make a new review

  9. says:

    When I first came across this book in the public library, I was already interested by the cover itself with the witty title Pies and Prejudice I wasn t that into Jane Austen works but was familiar with her famous novel After reading the teaser on the sleeve, I knew that I just had to read it Unfortunately, I didn t notice that this was the fourth book of the series But it wasn t a hindrance at all The author is great at giving information from the previous books so it seems like this one could practically stand on its own without any problems The idea of a mother daughter book club was very interesting to me And after reading this, I wanted to start one with my cousins as well.I also started to appreciate Austen s literary masterpieces and am now on the search for her books.This book was very entertaining and relatable to me I feel like every one of the girls has something that we all can connect with How Jess is worried about her future when everyone else seems to know what they re future is or when Megan feels out of place and lonely after transitioning into high school Now that I ve finished this novel, I d like to start at the very beginning of the series and read everything in order Their individual stories all have something to offer, whether it s just pure entertainment or personal enlightenment.

  10. says:

    A strong installment in the series Probably my favorite so far 3.5 stars.One quibble I wish the book club would actually spend time in discussion about the book they re reading when they have their official club meetings They simply arrive, read through the handout and eat their treats I don t know that we need to read through the discussion that would probably slow down the action But it would be nice to know it was actually happening Emma complains about her mother s handouts, but I don t know what they would do with themselves at the club meetings without the Fun Facts sheets As I said, this is a quibble, and the fact that I even think that hard about it is testament to how real the characters seem to me Also, in my previous reviews about earlier books, I ve noted the difficulty I ve had keeping everyone straight This was not an issue at all in this book Maybe the writing is distinct, or maybe I ve gotten to know the girls parents well enough now In any case, it is not so strong a problem for me.Recommended

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