Posh and Prejudice by Grace Dent

Posh and Prejudice by Grace Dent 150 150 Reader Views Kids

Posh and Prejudice
Grace Dent
Little, Brown Young Readers (2009)
ISBN 9780316034845
Reviewed by Avni Gupta (age 15) for Reader Views (9/09)


When I got “Posh and Prejudice,” I was slightly dismayed to find out that it was the second novel in Grace Dent’s Diary of a Chav series. I had not read the first, so I was afraid that I would not be able to understand parts of the second novel. Because I could not get a hold of a copy of the first novel in this series, I decided to just read the second one without reading the first one. Huge mistake. Because I had not read the first one, I was confused at quite a few points in the novel and in time, my confusion soon turned into boredom.

This book starts out with Shiraz Bailey Wood talking about her job at Mr.Yolk, a breakfast place near her house. She then goes on to talk about her family and her boyfriend Wesley. A little while later in the book, she goes to her old school to pick up her exam scores from the previous year. Low and behold, Shiraz got a high enough score to go into the 6th form! So Shiraz ventures back into the Superchav academy and finds it completely changed. Can she survive this change, and the super-sexy rich boys that come with it and not ruin any of her relationships?

Many times in this novel, I found myself rereading the same sentence or paragraph because it could not hold my interest. Even though this book took place in England, something I love in books, it could not get me into it. I really feel as though this was just as bad as the original “Pride and Prejudice” was. Another thing that I was slightly annoyed with was how the author kept on using phrases and locations that made me feel as though the story was taking place in the states even though I knew for a fact that this book was really taking place in England.

I don’t know if I would recommend this book to anyone, but I’m pretty sure that if you enjoyed the first book in this series, then ‘Posh and Prejudice” should be right up your alley.

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