So I decided to read this book over Christmas break. I'm overall not a fan of classics, but I appreciate a good story.
Jane Eyre didn't disappoint. I cried no fewer than three times in the first few chapters. What a heartbreaking life Jane had as a child! All she wanted was someone to love her. She finally got out of the horrid household she spent her first ten years and was able to go to school, where she flourished. Afterwards, she was hired as a governess at Thornfield Hall. What a perfect fit for her! The book is written in first person, so we know how Jane feels all the time. I love that about this book.
There were a few surprises in Jane Eyre. Oh how I rooted for Jane and Mr. Rochester.
That's enough about the book. I don't want to ruin it for those who haven't read it. And you should read it if you haven't. If you enjoy romance, a strong heroine, or historical fiction in the least, you will like this book. The language is a bit flowery and I had to really concentrate to figure out what what actually being said. There's a lot of double speak (get the reference? ha ha).
Now a teeny bit about the author: Charlotte Bronte was one of five sisters, three of which were authors, and two who died during childhood. She also had a brother. Her mother died of cancer when Charlotte was very young. Please read up on this family. It is fascinating! You may recognize some of the happenings in her life if you read Jane Eyre. Inspiration must come from somewhere.