Title – My plain Jane – a spin off of the book Jane Eyre
Year released -2018
Authors- Jodi Meadows , Cynthia Hand and Brodi Ashton.
General overview –
This was a beautiful blend of humor, paranormal, romance and betrayal based in the pre-victorian era. This book had me hooked on it from the first page to the very last with a heightened curiosity to find out what happened next. And trust me I wasn’t disappointed.
Throughout the duration of the book, I was made to feel like a part of the individual journeys undertaken by the different characters in this book. I could literally imagine myself right there with them as the events unfolded. Beginning from the main character’s struggles as a poor orphan with a passion for painting and her rare gift of seeing ghosts.
And to her ghostly deceased best friend Helen and finally to her very much alive friend Charlotte whose passion for writing can only be beaten by her ability to dig up stories and her determination to break stereotypes and profer solutions when need be. Each individual character was well structured for their respective roles in the book.
One major lesson I took away from. This book, “was to never judge a book by its cover ” or rather – never judge a person solely on their outward appearance,you just might be shocked by the innate abilities they possess. It displayed the true meaning of friendship and selflessness, as well teaching a valuable lesson that “not everyone can and should be trusted -betrayal comes for those you least expect ” .
The frequent sarcasm from Helen in ,the sometimes nosy attitude of Charlotte and the mischief of the mistake-prone Bran all contributed to the humorous nature of the book. We also see Jane’s connection with the “society” and Alexander Black wood and how she handles the fact that she’s a Beacon.
The romance was not in short supply, though as it turned out, the person(s) we might perceive as the best romantic or lover might not always be the person we will end up with nor the person with whom our happiness depends on. As shown in the book.
- It’s the quiet ones we’ve to watch out for.
- Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do. They suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.
Star rating :⭐⭐ 4/5 ⭐⭐