Happy Tuesday, Reader Friends!
I’m sharing another review of an awesome book this week. Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and read my thoughts on Pudge & Prejudice by A.K. Pittman!
About the Book
Pudge and Prejudice is an homage to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, transported to the fictitious Northfield Texas High School in the year 1984. After moving to Northfield with her family, Elyse Nebbit faces the challenge of finding her place in a new school, one dominated by social status and Friday night football. When Elyse’s effortlessly beautiful older sister Jayne starts dating Charlie Bingley, the captain of the school football team, Elyse finds herself curious about Charlie’s popular and brooding best friend, Billy Fitz. Elyse’s body insecurities eventually complicate her relationship with Billy, leaving Jayne and Elyse’s exceedingly blunt friend, Lottie, to step in and help Elyse accept herself for who she is, pant size and all.
I absolutely adored everything about this book. The genre I probably read the most outside of contemporary romance is ya. Add the fact that Ms. Pittman did a Jane Austen retelling and I was hooked!
Pride & Prejudice is my favorite Austen book and Pudge & Prejudice did it justice! I loved seeing the nods to Jane Austen, but more than that, I just plain loved this book. It’s a retelling but very much its own book.
Being in high school is difficult but add on top of it weight issues, a beautiful older sister, a hormonal younger sister, and a guy you can’t decide if you like or hate and you have a page turner. I had to know how this book would end and how Elyse would reconcile her feelings for Billy Fitz.
I hope Ms. Pittman will write more ya books and even better if she can tie in Jane Austen.
*This gets a 5 without question and will go on my reread shelf.
**I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley. My review was not required nor influenced.
About the Author
Allison K. Pittman is an award-winning author of thirteen novels. An enthusiast for all things writing, she leads two writing groups where she gets to blend her two passions: writing and teaching. (She gets to teach every day, too. Middle School.) You can follow her around on Instagram or Twitter and keep up with the latest writing news on her Allison Pittman Author Facebook page—all of which will keep you up-to-date on not only her books, but also life with her husband, Mikey, and Snax, the world’s worst dog.