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Publisher's Weekly Review


YAY!! It's REAL! I was a little worried it was a rather lame joke when I saw a publisher's weekly review on a library website... but it went live on Publisher's Weekly's website this morning!


Prada and Prejudice Mandy Hubbard. Penguin/Razorbill, $8.99 paper (256p) ISBN 978-1-59514-260-3

Readers don't need to be Jane Austen fans to appreciate Hubbard's debut, a time-bending tale with some Pride and Prejudice elements. Awkward, plain-Jane teenager Callie is on a school trip abroad when she spies a pair of “totally classic” Prada shoes in a shop window and buys them on impulse, hoping to impress more popular girls on the trip. Unfortunately, moments after trying the shoes on, she trips, falls and blacks out. The next thing Callie knows, she is in 19th-century England, where she is mistaken for a duke's childhood friend arriving for an extended visit. With nowhere else to go, Callie stays at the duke's castle, and during the next four weeks, she becomes good friends with the duke's cousin, develops a love/hate relationship with the duke and shocks nearly everyone in the castle with her feminist ideology and numerous faux pas (“You could have heard a pin drop when I asked if they had ketchup,” she says). Part comedy of manners, part romantic fantasy, this fast-reading, playful novel takes the idea of feeling out of place to a hilarious extreme. Ages 12–up. (June)

I am SO thrilled that it got such a great review!! *Happy Dance*

Comments

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denisejaden
Jun. 29th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
Congrats Mandy! That's wonderful!!!
fautedemieux73
Jun. 29th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Yay! \o/ Congratulations!
jgurtler
Jun. 29th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Congrats on a great review!
onegrapeshy
Jun. 29th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
CONGRATS MANDY!
jenny_moss
Jun. 29th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
Wonderful, Mandy! Congrats!!
aprilhenry
Jun. 29th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
Marvy!
seeyouupside
Jun. 29th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
YAYYYYYY!
sarahcross
Jun. 29th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Congrats on a fabulous review!
micolz
Jun. 29th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yay! So exciting! I can't wait to read it!
tamarak
Jun. 29th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Frame that and hang it on your wall!! :)
meganfrazer
Jun. 29th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Congratulations!
lboylecrompton
Jun. 29th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
WOW!! Too cool! And I second the framing idea!
kderting
Jun. 30th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
Totally deserved, Mandy! I'm so excited for you!!!
sachaw
Jun. 30th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, that is a great review!
karenkincy
Jun. 30th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Looking forward to this one...
mandyhubbard
Jun. 30th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
The Olympia B&N has signed copies! :-)
thatdork
Jul. 3rd, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
I'm a friend of sjmaas who kept her readers updated on Prada and... well I bought my copy tonight! And I think I read in an entry you were looking for pictures of Prada in the wild, so I got one for you!



The saleslady also found it very interesting that I "knew of" you and had read your blog. Thought it was pretty cool. AND she was nice and offered me an interview. Oh, how I wish I could have accepted.
thatdork
Jul. 3rd, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
Oh! This is in Buffalo, NY :)
mandyhubbard
Jul. 6th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
YAY, thank you so much!! That is so cool. :-) (edited becuase I just realized you answered my city question....)

Thank you again!!

Edited at 2009-07-06 04:12 am (UTC)
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