****Posh and Prejudice by Grace Dent****
When 16-year-old Shiraz Bailey Wood's year-end test results come in, she's astonished to discover that not only did she pass them all, but that she's actually clever! Emboldened by an invite to higher-level classes, Shiraz enrolls in SuperchavAcademy's "Center of Excellence" to get even brainier.
Hanging with goodie-two-shoes in higher level classes seems like just the ticket to avoid getting stuck forever in her crap hometown. But Shiraz has to figure out for herself: are these posh types really any better than she, or are they just wanting to stick up their noses at everyone?
This book was a lot of fun to read. Not only did I feel like I got something out of it, I also had a great time reading it. Posh and Prejudice had a lot of fun lingo and attitude that was hilarious and refreshing. I felt like I was reading a Georgia Nicolson book but with a older and more mature narrator.
Shiraz has several struggles going on just like we all do. It was refreshing to read this book because she had to make an important choice: whether she wanted a higher level of education. Shiraz had to find things out about herself. I would go as far to say that this is one of those "finding yourself novels" but with a YA feel and foreign attitude.
Overall I would say that Prada and Prejudice was not only a funny read, it was also a book that shows that you're not always what everyone thinks you are.