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eBook Pride, Prejudice, and Curling Rocks ePub

by Andrea Marie Brokaw

  • ISBN: 0984702105
  • Category: Romance
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Andrea Marie Brokaw
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hedgie Press (December 26, 2011)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1510 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1695 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 191

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The Audio Book Club: Pride and Prejudice: Slate’s David Plotz, Julia Turner, and Seth Stevenson celebrate Jane Austen’s classic novel on its 200th birthday.

carousel previous carousel next. Of Fur and Ice, a Werestory. The Audio Book Club: Pride and Prejudice: Slate’s David Plotz, Julia Turner, and Seth Stevenson celebrate Jane Austen’s classic novel on its 200th birthday. Emma: Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Emma, the novel by Jane Austen.

The characters are likable and the curling made the story more interesting. Since this is Brokaw's first book I think that with more experience she'll give really good books to read in the future

The characters are likable and the curling made the story more interesting. Since this is Brokaw's first book I think that with more experience she'll give really good books to read in the future.

Andrea Brokaw is a novelist Andrea Brokaw certainly brought something new to it without it feeling hamfisted.

Andrea Brokaw is a novelist. And a dreamer, a skier, a curler, an NFL fan, and a homeschooling mom. As a Navy brat and then a Navy wife, she's lived on three continents, in four countries, in seven states, and in thirteen towns. Andrea Brokaw certainly brought something new to it without it feeling hamfisted.

Andrea Brokaw is raising funds for Publish Pride, Prejudice and Curling Rocks on Kickstarter! .

Andrea Brokaw is raising funds for Publish Pride, Prejudice and Curling Rocks on Kickstarter! A YA romance on ic. Estimated delivery Dec 2011.

Darcy Bennet's life revolves around curling, but now she faces problems off the ice as her team starts to fall apart and the ultra-annoying Lucas Fitzwilliam steps in to make things worse. ISBN13: 9780984702107. Release Date: December 2011.

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Andrea Brokaw is the author of the Austen-inspired YA novel Pride, Prejudice, and Curling Rocks and the YA paranormal romances I'd Rather Not Be Dead, Of Fur and Ice, and Of Snow and Whiskers. She's also a dreamer, a skier, a curler, a Brony, and a fan of US major league hockey, football, and rugby. As a Navy brat and then a Navy wife, she's lived on three continents, in four countries, in seven states, and in fourteen towns. Or something like that.

Pride, Prejudice, and Curling Rocks Darcy Bennet lives to be on the ice. When the other little girls were watching the Olympics and dreaming of figure-skating, she was dreaming of representing her country not with skates but with a broom

Pride, Prejudice, and Curling Rocks Darcy Bennet lives to be on the ice. When the other little girls were watching the Olympics and dreaming of figure-skating, she was dreaming of representing her country not with skates but with a broom. At seventeen, Darcy still has Olympic dreams, but sh.

Something we agreed on! (from Pride, Prejudice, and Curling Rocks .

Something we agreed on! (from Pride, Prejudice, and Curling Rocks, page 44). Pride, Prejudice, and Curling Rocks is a modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for the high school crowd, but adult fans of the classic novel also will enjoy Andrea Brokaw’s interpretation. And while Darcy is obsessed with curling, I am obsessed with books, so I can understand her need for an outlet from the stresses of life. Brokaw does an excellent job creating believable characters who are both flawed and likable. I could see a little of Elizabeth Bennet in Darcy and a little of Mr. Darcy in Lucas, but I was glad that the book didn’t follow Austen’s too closely.

Darcy Bennet lives to be on the ice. When the other little girls were watching the Olympics and dreaming of figure-skating, she was dreaming of representing her country not with skates but with a broom. At seventeen, Darcy still has Olympic dreams, but she has more immediate concerns. Like getting her team to Regionals, making sure she's accepted by the local college, and convincing her best-friend and team skip not to go to a university on the other side of the continent. And, possibly most important of all, resisting the urge to kill Lucas Fitzwilliam. 'Cause he may be really annoying, but Darcy's pretty sure they don't have curling in prison.

Comments

melody of you melody of you
This was pretty cute! The curling part of the book was what I was hoping for when I picked it up.

There are a ton of relationships that are important to this story, and they're very varied. Darcy feels an incredible amount of loyalty to her curling team, and that loyalty affects her choices and how she judges other people's choices. She spends a lot of time with her family (her brother, two half-brothers, mom, and stepdad) and often doesn't seem to like them, but those relationships improve over the course of the book. Her skip, Jean, is also her best friend, but there's tension between them for a good part of the book that reflects the differences in Jean and Darcy. And then there are three potential love interests for Darcy, though only two are really important. The story lines for other characters revolve heavily around relationships, too.

If you don't like love triangles, this is not for you; one of the key plot lines here (maybe the one with the most focus) is a love triangle (or up to octagon, depending on how many people's crushes you factor in...). It also relies heavily on miscommunication, assumptions, and rumors. I would have traded some of the romantic relationship drama for a more complete resolution of the tension between Jean and Darcy.

This is probably better described as being inspired by P&P than as a retelling.

Could have done with a bit more editing (for small consistency things) and copyediting in places, but there was nothing too distracting.

At least one instance of "more than friends," some ableist language, and some other phrases that struck me as weird ("that whole Prince of Persia thing he had going on").
Legionstatic Legionstatic
While you don't need either a familiarity with Pride and Prejudice or Curling, it certainly adds to the experience if you have both. I found there was a bit of a learning curve with curling... which I've watched...but only at the Olympics and I've never played. On the other hand, I've read quite a few Pride and Prejudice retellings and this is one of my favorite. It wasn't exact on the plot twists but that was part of what made it fun. I kept waiting for those moments that tied-in to the classic. It was like being on a scavenger hunt with plot points.

The poems from both of them were so well done and she'd built up Lucas's personality so perfectly at that point. The final few chapters were the perfect reward for the reader. Brilliantly done. I loved this book. It went right into my favorites.
Cells Cells
I really enjoyed this retelling of Pride and Prejudice BECAUSE it didn't follow P&P so precisely. Darcy made a great Elizabeth, and the twist on Mr. Darcy's relationship with his younger sister, Georgiana as reinterpreted in this book is really adorable. I also really loved the twist on why "Mr. Darcy" aka Lucas isn't thrilled about the "Bingley and Jane" situation.
Fhois Fhois
It wasn't difficult to figure out where the story was going but it was still fun and Ms. Brokaw writes well. It was because of the curling theme that I checked it out in the first place even though it's for young adults. I'm not sure if those who are unfamiliar with curling would understand a lot of the story but for someone like me who enjoys the sport, I could picture all of what was going on. Quick read and fun.
Arcanefire Arcanefire
I've read loads of retellings of pride and prejudice so I really didn't have huge expectations for this one. Andrea Brokaw certainly brought something new to it without it feeling hamfisted.
Gandree Gandree
Any retelling of Pride and Prejudice gets me going. And this one is a good, fun read for those crazy winter afternoon with all the snow piling up...
Ynye Ynye
I really enjoyed this lighthearted take on pride and prejudice! The characters were well developed, dialogue was fun, and the story entertaining!
I just completed reading this book and thoroughly enjoyed it! The writing was clever, the characters interesting, the references to Pride and Prejudice well done and worked smoothly into the plot, and since I love curling, the references to that sport was an added bonus for a Jane Austen fan! I look forward to more from Ms. Brokaw!!