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Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
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Feb 03, 2009

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** spoiler alert ** The book is about a young woman who wants to help support her family and starts to work as a governess. It was a good book and easy to read, although I didn't really connect to any of the characters. The best parts were about being a governess, because I though they showed that Anne Brontë knew what she was talking about, that the children and the experiences were based on something real. I didn't really like the narrator because I found her a bit too "good" and almost everyone with the exception of her family and the man she fell for was, not evil, but bad and selfish in some way with very few redeeming features. The love story was rather boring because I couldn't see what happened to make them fall in love, except for him being the only eligible young man Agnes met who talked to her. If you compare her writing to her sisters' it was much more bland, without any of the drama or compelling characters they write about. I'm afraid I prefer the drama.
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