Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

jane eyreBlurb: Born into a poor family and raised by an oppressive aunt, young Jane Eyre becomes the governess at Thornfield Manor to escape the confines of her life. There her fiery independence clashes with the brooding and mysterious nature of her employer, Mr. Rochester. But what begins as outright loathing slowly evolves into a passionate romance. When a terrible secret from Rochester’s past threatens to tear the two apart, Jane must make an impossible choice: Should she follow her heart or walk away and lose her love forever?

Unabashedly romantic and utterly enthralling, Jane Eyre endures as one of the greatest love stories of all time.

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4.5 Stars

This is a challenge book. Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900 AND Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better.

Do you have any idea how hard that is!!?!?!?!?!?  There are so many words that aren’t used anymore and I had to look them all up.  I had a really hard time getting into it because of that.  I got about 15% into the book and I really needed to take a break because it just started to feel like a chore.  I had to sate my thirst for modern literature.

It sat in my queue for about 6 months till I felt my brain could handle it.  But then about 45% in, it got real interesting.  I didn’t know a whole lot about this book before I started reading it, I didn’t know it was a romance. If I had known it was a romance, I probably would have been a lot more excited to start it.  And I didn’t know that Jane was so ahead of her time. A fact that I REALLY liked. She was a modern feminist when the word didn’t even exist yet.

It was hard for me to understand her emotions because of the time it was written in, I think.  The author didn’t really go into that to much. It was like they were inferred but because of the language of the book I didn’t understand, like I didn’t really get it until halfway through.  Then I realized she did love him.  Cause it didn’t really seem like she liked him at first to me.  It felt pretend for some reason.  I totally didn’t believe Mr. Rochester was into her at all, I thought he was a bit slimy.  I thought her cousin would have been a great match for her but clearly I was wrong.

At any rate, it was a great book and I may read more of her in the future.

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