Book Review: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte



Goodreads Summary:

At Thornfield Hall, resolute and independent Jane Eyre finds fulfillment in her duties as governess, and the love of her life in her employer Edward Rochester. But when a dark secret from Rochester’s past comes to light, Jane must make the most difficult decision of her life: to stay beside the man she loves regardless of the truth, or to embark upon a new life free of the encumbrances of the past.

My Thoughts:

First of all, check out the cool foldable version of this book (above) I picked up on Clearance at Barnes & Noble after Christmas.  They had pre-folded books, and ones that you fold yourself (that where cheaper). So, I picked up this copy of Jane Eyre, and finally got around to reading it last week.

I think the last time I read Jane Eyre was in high school.   I remembered that she went to Thornfield Hall as a governess, and I remembered Mr. Rochester and the “secret” of what was being held upstairs, but other than that, I was surprised at how much I had forgotten about this book… about her childhood, about St. John and his sisters… all sorts of things.

I still feel like this is a classic mystery and one everyone should read!  People just don’t write like this anymore.  The author spends a lot of time developing Jane’s character, and to me, none of it was boring.  I enjoyed revisiting her story and still enjoyed the thrill of the mystery and what was to happen next!


Would I recommend this to my fellow book lover?  Absolutely!
Would I recommend this to my teen daughter?  Yes!  I would love for her to read it.


5 of 5 stars.


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One Response to Book Review: Jane Eyre

  1. Laura's Reviews July 25, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    I agree. I think it’s a classic that everyone should read. I also feel I get something new out of it each time I read it. I just posted my review of it as well:

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