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ISBN13: 9780316084208
ISBN10: 0316084204
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Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.

But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.

Review:

"Jane Moore's parents die in a tragic accident, and she is left with only two unfeeling, absentee siblings to call family. Poor and alone, Jane quits college, interviews to become a full-time nanny, and--because of her unassuming personality and total lack of celebrity awareness--quickly lands a job caring for the daughter of an aging, world-famous rock star who's about to make his comeback. Lindner, a poet, makes her YA debut with this update of the gothic classic Jane Eyre. Well-written and faithful to the original, Lindner's story imbues Jane with the requisite innocence, stubbornness, and darkness of Brontë's protagonist. Perhaps not surprisingly, this modern, Sarah Lawrence — educated version of Jane feels rather morose by today's standards, buttoned up in her manners and social attitudes, though she also shows a good dose of sexual liberation. Additionally, this new Jane can be frustrating in her moralizing, and it is far easier to find the age difference between 19-year-old Jane and her employer, Nico Rathburn--Lindner's answer to Mr. Rochester--off-putting in contemporary context. A fresh and addictive adaptation, regardless. Ages 15 — up. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic "Jane Eyre" promises to enchant a new generation of readers.

About the Author

April Lindner is an Associate Professor of English at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Her poetry collection, Skin, received the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry, and her poems have been featured in many anthologies and textbooks. She holds an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a PhD in English from the University of Cincinnati. Jane is her debut novel.

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gardeninmypocket, March 30, 2011 (view all comments by gardeninmypocket)
Jane is a retelling of the classic tale Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. While I give it kudos for being one of the few re-tellings out there I have to give it a poor rating.
Jane tells the story of 19 year old Jane who after loosing her parents and struggling to stay in school, takes up the job as a nanny for an aging rock star. Adventure and romance ensues yes but as a modern retelling it falls flat. The author tried really hard to stay true to the original, to the point of plagiarism in my opinion. At one point, a scene in the book was nearly word for word as the original.

The only thing that made this modern is the fact that its set in our time period. There are a few f bombs thrown in as well, as well as a sex scene that didn't go into graphic detail as some authors do. The romance itself feels forced and holds nothing to the true version of the tale. I could go on about the inconsistency of modern times with this book.

Honestly I'd give this book one star if it wasn't for the fact its one of the rare retellings and the cover is nice. For those that loved the classic, stick with the classic and pass this book up. Jane Eyre was a revolutionary character, independent and self assured. Whereas our modern Jane seems nothing more than obsessed teenager.
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Teri Crosby, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by Teri Crosby)
JANE was a wonderful book taken from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.
We replace a nineteen year old college student, and an aged Rockstar, and thus we are taken into this new rendition of a favorite past book of mine, Jane Eyer.
I loved the writing in this book as I loved these new models of our old favorite characters. The dialog was great and their interactions with each other was perfect for the book.
I loved how they took this old theme and brought it to life for a new era.
I loved how these new characters had all these thoughts and view and how as the story progressed you see these underlying feeling exposed.
I was so happy to read Jane. It really made my night the day I finished it.
This book really moved me in its writing and its new breath of life in its characters.
Thank you April Linder for recreating this timeless world for me into this great new light. I bet now my teens will want to read it
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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, December 18, 2010 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
Despite her upbringing-- a disapproving, distant mother who admitted Jane "had been a mistake," a loving though ineffective father, an abusive brother, and a self-absorbed, spoiled sister, Jane Moore is strong, practical and independent. Or perhaps it is because of her upbringing. After Jane's parents die in an accident, she is no longer able to afford college and drops out to earn a living. She accepts a position as nanny to the daughter of rock legend Nico Rathburn, and against her better judgement, soon finds herself attracted to her magnetic, brooding, and significantly older employer. This updated version of Jane Eyre makes for an enjoyable read and will make many readers eager to read (or re-read) Bronte's original. Recommended for Young Adults as well as adults. *FYI-- not a totally "innocent" read-- there is some sex in the book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316084208
Publisher:
Poppy
Subject:
Classics
Author:
Lindner, April
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Childrens classics
Publication Date:
20101011
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 10 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 5 in 0.79 lb
Age Level:
15-22

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Product details 384 pages Poppy Books - English 9780316084208 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Jane Moore's parents die in a tragic accident, and she is left with only two unfeeling, absentee siblings to call family. Poor and alone, Jane quits college, interviews to become a full-time nanny, and--because of her unassuming personality and total lack of celebrity awareness--quickly lands a job caring for the daughter of an aging, world-famous rock star who's about to make his comeback. Lindner, a poet, makes her YA debut with this update of the gothic classic Jane Eyre. Well-written and faithful to the original, Lindner's story imbues Jane with the requisite innocence, stubbornness, and darkness of Brontë's protagonist. Perhaps not surprisingly, this modern, Sarah Lawrence — educated version of Jane feels rather morose by today's standards, buttoned up in her manners and social attitudes, though she also shows a good dose of sexual liberation. Additionally, this new Jane can be frustrating in her moralizing, and it is far easier to find the age difference between 19-year-old Jane and her employer, Nico Rathburn--Lindner's answer to Mr. Rochester--off-putting in contemporary context. A fresh and addictive adaptation, regardless. Ages 15 — up. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic "Jane Eyre" promises to enchant a new generation of readers.
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