Review 5. April Lindner - Jane.

Jane Pages: 373.
Published: October 11th 2010 (first published September 23rd 2010)
Publisher: Poppy.
Sort: Stand alone, contemporary retelling.
Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance. But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love? An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.

First of all, I love Jane Eyre. I think that it's such a lovely story and it has that sweet and pure love it it. A modern version of that story, how cool is that?

The story goes about Jane. Her parents die in a car crash and she has no place to live, so she wants to be a nanny. She drops out of school until she has enough money to start again. Jane ends up going to Thornfield Park, where Nico - a rock star - and his daughter Maddy lives. She is qualified for it, because she has no idea who Nico really is. She's not into television and gossip magazines. And from that one, the story practically follows the line of the original Eyre. I know it's a bit short, but there's not much to say about it. If you know the original version, you know how this story will go.

Mr. Rochester is one of my favorite personages in the book, but Nico Rathburn is less like-able. In this modern time, there's really no reason to stay in certain situations (if you know what I mean). Jane always seemed very puzzled in this book and April made her plain and boring. If you're not very into celebrities and following television shows, but into reading, that doesn't mean you have to be boring. That you don't have any kind of personality! I wished she had more spirit, like the Jane in the original book.
Than there's Maddy, who practically plays no role in the book, other than bringing Jane and Nico together. And, when you look beyond the spoiled-brat part, she is quite nice.

I know that I sounds a bit harsh on the characters in the book, but I think that it's good that these original books are translated into modern versions of the story. The concept is still fantastic, but this book could use some adjustments.

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