11 July 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday, #32 Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa over at Wishful Endings She has taken on a similar meme to Jills Waiting on Wednesday over at Breaking the Spine. Since Jill hasn't posted in a while I'm going to join in on this meme. To participate all you have to do is spotlight upcoming publications you're eagerly anticipating. Keep reading to see what I have chosen for this week.

Series: N/A# of Pages: 304
Publication: September 18, 2018

​Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding. But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.

Okay first let me start by saying that there are two amazing things going on with this book. First it's by Ibi Zoboi who I fell in love with last year. Her novel American Street was phenomenal. Check out my review here. Second, it's a book that is loosely based on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. From my understanding you don't have to have read Pride and Prejudice to understand the novel, but I cannot wait to be able to draw those parallels. I think this may actually be one that I end up pre-ordering. Knowing Zoboi, this book will be filled with all sorts of social commentary.

What are you look forward to this Wednesday?


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