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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Jane by April Lindner
I really enjoyed this modern retelling of Jane Eyre. It's about a 21st century Jane who drops out of college after the death of her parents. She gets a job as a nanny and her client turns out to be Nico Rathburn, an aging rockstar who is staging a big comeback. Plain, unassuming Jane loves Nico's daughter but doesn't particularly like Nico when she finally meets him. But of course, a forbidden love affair blossoms and the reason that it is forbidden is a mystery to Jane. When she discovers the secret Nico is hiding she must decide what to do. As I said, I enjoyed the story and stayed up late to finish it. Recommended for high school romance fans. (It is a little racier than Jane Eyre.)