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Jane for the masses!

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08.11.2011

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A fantastic re - write of the original "Jane Eyre" story .

Disadvantages:
Wouldn't be for the purists !

Recommendable Yes:

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How does it compare to similar books?Excellent

How does it compare to other works by the same author?Excellent

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Jayne Moore has not had an easy time recently. After a troubled childhood having a narcissistic older sister who she now barely see’s and an older bully of a brother, who would think nothing of hurting and humiliating the worst has happened, with both of her parents being killed in a car accident.

After the bonds she was left in their will turn out to be worthless, and her brother has sold the family home he was left, and disappeared she finds herself almost destitute, having to leave her beloved art college to get a job to be able to live.

After applying to “Discriminating nannies inc” she finds that due to her not being celebrity obsessed she gets a dream job, looking after the daughter of world famous rock star Nico Rathburn, Jane however is not that impressed.

After getting dumped into a whirlwind of celebrity, rock stars and childcare, Jane finds that her life is soon to become very complicated indeed………..

I have given the briefest of over views as I could, but if you are at all familiar with the original book “Jane Eyre”, you will certainly be able to guess what will happen next.

As I am someone who is reasonably aware of how the original story goes, I found myself comparing the two books throughout, and though I knew what was eventually coming still found that there were still enough little twists and turns to feel satisfied that I had read a fantastic book, however closely some parts are to the original.

The book has a really current feel to it, re-writing Jane into what we would today deem as a “bookworm”, happy enough to be studying and bettering herself, with her real passion lying within her art work.

The rest of the characters are completely celebrity led and obsessed, but this still doesn’t seem to impress Jane, which I find refreshing to read, but fun to compare to other characters, and how they fawn over the rock god.

There are still the pivotal moments in the book that keeps in with the storyline of old, but the addition of so much sex, drugs and rock and roll brings the story to life for me, and though I enjoyed the original book, this is by far much more entertaining!

The story is told from Jane’s point of view, with her seemingly emotionless on the outside, you feel every emotion that she has running through her, I loved how true her character seemed to me.

Price wise this is available from www.amazon.co.uk for around the £4.00 mark.

This is another wonderful re-write of a classic tale, that for purists of the original text will see as an abomination, but for me is a fantastic book bringing Jane Eyre/Moore into the twentieth century, recommended!

Thanks for reading x

ISBN 978-0-316-08420-8
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Deesrev 25.01.2012 12:49

Lovely concise book review xXx

kevin121 03.01.2012 22:42

I'm not sure if I like the sound of this or not. I enjoyed your review of it though. Rachael.

Alyson29 12.11.2011 17:57

Well reviewed Sarah x

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Publisher Little
Author April Lindner
Title Jane
Type Fiction
EAN 9780316084208
ISBN 0316084204

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