Posh and Prejudice (Diary of a Chav #2)
Chav: (n.): 1. A word that makes most Brits think of hoodies, hip hop, bling, and trouble. (It ain't a good fing, bruv.)
At the end of the school year, 16-year-old Shiraz Bailey Wood isn't expecting incredible grades. But when her test results come in, she's astonished to discover that not only did she pass them all, but that she's also actually clever Emboldened by an invite to higher-level classes, Shiraz decides she can't waste her brain power frying eggs for minimum wage at the greasy spoon Mr. Yolk. So even in spite of her Mum's objections that it ain't her place, Shiraz enrolls in SuperchavAcademy's "Center of Excellence" to get even brainier.
Setting forth into the heady field of academia and hanging out with other boffin types seems like just the ticket to avoid getting stuck living like a chav forever in crappy Goodmayes Essex. Smooth-talking lads with whopping allowances tempt her-but Shiraz has to figure out: are these posh types really any better? Or maybe being a chav might not be all that bad-as long as it stands for Charming, Hilarious, Articulate, and Vibrant.
Boring And Not Funny
Posh and Prejudice
By Grace Dent
Pub. Date: December 2009
2 out of 5 stars
PG-13 - Profanity, Violence, and Sexual References
Shiraz is surprised to learn that she has more than passed her tests. She is thrilled and enrolls in advanced classes, after quitting her minimum wage job. Her family and boyfriend arent as happy though. The boring life of living in the Chav boonies with her plumber boyfriend is not the future Shiraz dreams of, but rather an exciting and adventurous life in London, or the like. These advanced classes might be her ticket out. But a break up, posh boyfriend, prejudice moms, missing sisters, valentine bears, and a house may end up being too great of obstacles for Shiraz to overcome&
Posh and Prejudice was boring and not funny. Ive read that The Diary of a Chav novels are laugh-out-loud hilarious, but nothing was laugh worthy. Shiraz was an irksome character. She contradicted herself, not to mention always flipping back and forth in between her decisions and thoughts. The dialogue was annoying and fake. The bad grammar drove me insane! I had to keep rereading everything, because Chav talk isnt much different than normal, besides the weird made up words and the constant missing s. There is just enough difference that you really have to concentrate on the little things, like a missing s or is. I didnt gain anything by reading Posh and Prejudice.
Date Reviewed: May 7th, 2009
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