Author: April Lindner
Genre: Young Adult
Date Published: October 11, 2010
I LOVED Jane! First, I would like to put out there that I have never read Jane Eyre, so I don't have anything to compare it to. It's hard to believe though that I wouldn't have enjoyed this book having read Jane Eyre...anyways.
Jane had a rough childhood, basically overshadowed by her siblings. She was the ugly duckling, and was treated like the stepdaughter. When her parents die, and stocks left by her parents to her don't amount to much money, Jane has to drop out of Sarah Lawrence, and get a job. She gets a job as a nanny taking care of famous rock star Nico Rathburn's daughter. While taking care of the little girl, she begins to fall for Nico, and Thornfield Hall, but all isn't perfect. Jane is warned not to go up to the third floor, and Jane knows something is not right, fires start in the middle of the night, laughing and cackling noises come from upstairs, and Nico brushes these things aside as if they are not a big deal, but Jane knows there is more to the story.
I immediately was drawn to Jane, I can't help I love the underdogs. She flashes back to moments with her family, and you realize how horrible she was treated. You get to understand why Jane is practical, and serious, and plain, she had to be that way to live with her family. When Jane gets the job with Nico, she doesn't gush like a school girl, infact she remember's just a little of his music because her brother was fan, but she has to do research on him to get a better idea of who she will be working for. She was just a no nonsense kinda girl. Nico was an enigma to me...really, does a rock star fall for the plain jane girl? Well, Ms. Lindner's rock star does. Author Ms. Lindner decided to make Nico a man dealing with his past, and over the typical rock star antics. He seems a man ready to do things right, and enjoy moments that just are. I liked him immediately as well. I knew I would love Jane because I loved the characters. I think they were exactly what they needed.
Jane is a love story with a dark gothic touch to it, the characters are wonderful, as well as the writing. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good love story. I really want to read Jane Eyre now.