Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Prada & Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard

Publisher: Penguin US - Razorbill
Pub. Date: June 11th 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
Pages: 270
Format: ARC
Source of copy: from the publisher - Penguin US

To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels. But trying them on, she trips…conks her head…and wakes up in the year 1815!

There Callie meets Emily, who takes her in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. As she spends time with Emily’s family, Callie warms to them—particularly to Emily’s cousin Alex, a hottie and a duke, if a tad arrogant.

But can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, and win Alex’s heart, before her time in the past is up?

More Cabot than Ibbotson, Prada and Prejudice is a high-concept romantic comedy about finding friendship and love in the past in order to have happiness in the present.


A totally cute book about self-appreciation and time-traveling. With humour and a touch of fashion sense, Prada and Prejudice makes a lovely read for teen girls.

Prada and Prejudice has such a refreshing plot. Putting on a shoe and being sent back to the past where you are mistaken for someone else and got involved in a lot of issues? It is definitely fun and new, bringing the readers excitement of a different experience.

What I enjoy the most from the book is how Callie manages to adapt the life of the year of 1815 and still stays true to herself. Sure she wreaks some havoc, but she helps the people there realize a lot of meaningful things too. That being said, I still feel that the book lacks something to excel other stories. There are quite a few unreasonable things and the problem sort of just works itself out. The storyline is a little simple and not eventful enough to keep the thrill I feel at first.

Callie is fun to be with. She's a little stubborn and insecure girl but in certain circumstances she is surely a strong lady. I don't like the idea of her buying a pair of Prada shoes just to impress people who don't actually care about her, still that silliness of her makes Callie a cute character.

The ending is a little too happy and predictable, but I guess it fits the mood of the story - fun and loving. If you like stories about time-traveling in a cute teenage way, be sure to add this to your list of book.

Rating: 3/5

27 comments:

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Nice review - I shared the same view on it. It actually put me in a more chipper mood after I read it since it was so light hearted :)

Annie. said...

Awww....i love the sound of the book! The cover is so cutesy too! The story seems light-hearted and cute. Would really like to read this. ^^

debbie said...

I like its title! Will give this book a try =)

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