A modern trans-Pacific twist on Pride and Prejudice, from an authentic team of debut authors who know their material, and deliver it heartwarmingly and hilariously

Inspired by Pride and Prejudice this modern tale captures the spirit and energy of Austen's original satire of manners, while updating and developing it for contemporary audiences, coming of age in the 2020s.

The quiet coastal community of Pippi Beach is rocked when a party of young Hollywood movie stars and influencers arrives for the summer. Like most of the locals, mum Lydia is thrilled but her teenage daughter Lily finds the Hollywood types are superficial and arrogant – especially Dorian Khan, the most famous of them all. Lily’s opinion is confirmed by handsome backpacker Alex, who has quite the story about Dorian’s past. On a holiday to Los Angeles, Lily stays with family friend Wilson, an ambitious player who introduces her to powerful movie producer Stacy Black. Lily is in turns amused and appalled by the excesses of the movie business, and more than a little surprised when Dorian Khan seeks her out. Could they actually become friends? And what’s more, has she been what she hopes never to be ... stupid?


Angourie and Kate Rice really captured the essence of Jane Austen’s classic and have managed to take a well-known story and make it their own. All the characters you know, and love are present, with a modern twist… if you’re looking for a fresh take on a beloved story, then this fun and ridiculous book is a hilarious, fast-paced read for ages 13+.


Stuck Up & Stupid is a light and easy read, perfect for a summer holiday or for a rainy day when dreaming of the beach.

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This book will hook readers aged between 12-15… A fun addition to the romantic comedy genre.

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Light and fun

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The depiction of the sun and surf lifestyle at the Aussie beach rings true, and adds authenticity to the setting… It is a light-hearted romantic romp and could easily be visualised as a film. It would make an easy summer read, and perhaps for the younger teen an entree to the complex world of Austen.

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