This book is part romance, part Afro-Latinx pride roar, and the part that's missing in the title -- prejudice.
In Ibi Zoboi's retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the main character, Zuri, is prejudiced toward "rich people," as she asserts from the opening, brilliant line:
"It's a truth universally acknowledged that when rich people move into the hood, where it's a little bit broken and a little bit forgotten, the first thing they want to do is clean it up."
So when clearly wealthy African American (and hot, hot, hot!) teen boys, Ainsley and Darius, move into their family's brand-new mansion across the street (as in, their mom and dad demolished older buildings to build a multi-million-dollar abode on the lot) in her Brooklyn neighborhood, Zuri is fast headed toward a conflict with them.
She doesn't like either boy or her big sister Janae's growing crush and relationship with Ainsley. She's out to prove them wrong, no matter what they say or do, and Darius for one doesn't always make "good" choices.
Darius hurts her, and Zuri is not one to forgive, at least not until she can see a way past her prejudice. But it takes the specter of losing her neighborhood to show her the way.