Reviewed by Chantal, age 15
Today I will be reviewing the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I know what you’re thinking, ‘How did you even understand that book, it’s in old English?!’ The truth is I didn’t understand it. Not at first, at least. However, once we analyzed the novel in my tenth grade English class, I began having a true appreciation for the story that Charlotte Bronte was telling. Jane Eyre is a very character driven novel, which follows the protagonist named, of course, Jane Eyre. On the surface, this novel may seem like another romance novel but it is so much more. Jane is a strong female character created in times where this was unheard of. She is neither pretty nor submissive. Jane stands up for herself and all that she believes to be right and moral. Not once in the novel does Jane simply take the easy road. In one particular scene Jane would even rather die than cripple her integrity. Although it was definitely a struggle to read, I have never been affected by a book this much in my entire life, to the point that even several months after I read it, I continue to consciously live with the message. This book engrained in me the very important moral of being true to your heart and conscience. I recommend that everyone reads this novel.