Reader: Emily
Age: 16
Title: Jane
Author: April Lindner
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Pub Date: 10/11/201
Nominate for Teens’ Top 10: Yes
Recommend: Yes
Convince us to read the book: Jane tells the story of a young woman faced with poverty trying to etch out a living as a nanny. As a modern adaption of the classic Jane Eyre, the heroine faces a parallel life, but in modern times, including a rock-star boss, a sweet little girl, a crazy ex-wife, and compelling life lessons.
Compelling Aspect of the Book: Jane Moore, a reflection of Jane Eyre, is not a helpless woman, but takes her life into her own hands, focuses on what she needs to get accomplished and is very headstrong.
Comments: As a fan of the classic story, I was at first skeptical that the story could be retold, April Lindner proved that to be wrong. As soon as I started reading it, I found I couldn't put it down! A great read, one that I would definitely enjoy reading again.
Cover: The cover was very plain, although the giant pink text is certainly eye-catching. Because the cover is not final, I can't accurately assess it, but a more creative cover would be welcome.
Did you finish: Yes
Age Range: 14-17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal

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