My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2)
By: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
My Rating: Four out of Five Stars
Best for: 12 and up
Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows: Authors. Friends. Committed to fixing history by rewriting one sad story at a time…
…and killing it.
My Plain Jane tells the “true” story of Charlotte Bronte, her friend Jane Eyre, and the previously unknown events that inspired the classic, cherished, broken-road, Victorian-era love story.
This absolutely true version of events–told here for the first time–is packed full of witty humor and fun. Many of the jokes are at the expense of stuffy Victorian-era rules of propriety. If you’re a fan of Jane’s best friend, Charlotte, and her romanticized dramatization of these events in the novel called Jane Erye, you’ll find all the characters you remember. From Mr. Rochester to Mr. Brocklehurst and Grace Poole and Blanche Ingram, all the familiar faces are there. You can get to know them again, but this time in their true, historical context!
You’ll also find one thing I’m certain you didn’t realize about Jane Eyre…
She sees dead people.
Yep. Jane Eyre is a ghost story.
No language, no sex, no violence. This is the 19th century, after all–it simply wouldn’t be proper! Best for 12 and up.
Recommended for anyone who loves to read fun books, enjoys happy endings, appreciates (pseudo) historical fiction, likes to laugh, and prefers reading stories that make you smile.
If you’re boring, prefer things that make you sad, and tend to avoid things that might make you happy, I suggest you go read a cancer book.