Book Review: Jane by April Lindner
Summary: Jane Moore is recent orphan and college dropout. She is ostracized by her close siblings, and since she’s run out of money she’s basically directionless. The book begins with a job interview, where Jane lands a position as the nanny of Maddy, the daughter of world famous rock star Nico Rathburn. Jane isn’t the sort of person that is charmed by wealth and glamour, and yet she finds herself falling for the stubborn, coarse, and confusingly charming father of her charge. And he’s hiding something.
TL;DR Summary: In this modern retelling of Jane Eyre, a young art student falls in love with a rock star.
Review: Just reading that summary, and also the back of the book, make me want to facepalm. It sounds so corny! JANE EYRE FALLS IN LOVE WITH ROCK STAR. What? But, I enjoyed the book a lot while I was reading it. She modernized the storyline fairly well, and it made sense as a story all by itself too. I must admit that my favorite parts were where the author unexpectedly snuck in some of the best lines from Jane Eyre. I’m not saying that this book was incredible, or should even be compared to the original, but it was fun.
Bottom Line: This modernization might make the hardcore classic literature buffs cringe, but if you like Jane Eyre and you’ve got a few extra hours you want to kill, it’s pretty entertaining. 2.5 out of 4 stars.