Published January 31, 2013 by Ashley Townsend

My baby sis just ADORES the novel Jane Eyre, and I thought that I’d pass along her beautiful review on it. This was kind of my motivation to actually finish it. . . . Yeah, okay, so I’ve never actually finished the book. I started and stopped it seven or eight times when I was younger, but, hey! I was into action and mystery stories, and that flowery, love-dubby stuff just didn’t cut it when I was thirteen. But Katie’s just always been a tad more cultured than me. Thank goodness the apple DOES fall far from the tree sometimes. ^__^

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jane eyre by charlotte bronte

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

4 out of 5 stars.

Ahhhhh, where to begin? Charlotte Bronte’s infamous novel “Jane Eyre” is truly a classic. Some books are called “classics” but they are nowhere near the epic proportions that Jane Eyre has reached. It is one of those amazing novels that stands (present tense, mind you) the test of time.

In my career as a reader (although not that long), I have not read a book of its equal; Bronte writes in first person, an uncommon writing style for the time (most classics I have read are in the third person) and contains an almost modern theme. It’s edgy (tastefully so) and beautiful and holds your attention from beginning to end.

I have noticed that I do not tend to like the “classics” that most people fawn over; I don’t understand why or how they can ever be called that. Most seem…

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