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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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May 17, 2010

really liked it

(SPOILER FREE) My wife received this book as a gift. I've been reading some British literature lately and figured I'd jump on this book while she finished up another one she was already reading. I didn't know anything about this book, but I knew it was a "chick book" ;-) and the marketing quotes on the book's cover confirmed this. I decided to read it anyway and I'm left wondering how many guys have missed out on this great book over the years because it has been labeled a "book for girls". Jane is delightful... comfortable with both her strengths ans weaknesses and she extends that same grace to those she meets during her life. In the middle of the tale, I started to have a concern that the ending was going to be "hokey" and too good to be true. Indeed, I was satisfied with the ending, but it was masterfully written. I would recommend this to women and men alike. In my life, my mom, mother-in-law, wife, 2 daughters, and sister are, of course, the special ladies in my life and I figure that if they are reading (or will read) Jane Eyre and be influenced by that story of love, why wouldn't I want to read it and gain useful "inside information"? But I enjoyed the book in its own right.
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message 1: by Gene (new)

Gene William and I read Jane Eyre for school this year and thought it was not too bad, either. Better than what I feared. I liked the scene with the fortune teller best.

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