Dyslexia Awareness Week – Day Five – Jane Eyre

Due for publication on 15th January 2020 is this retelling of Jane Eyre by author Tanya Landman, a YA title for Barrington Teen. The story originally written by Charlotte Bronte in 1847 and published under the pen name Currer Bell because at the time only male authors were considered by publishers, but thankfully since then so much has changed and that includes this version of Jane Eyre.

Written with a modern tone, vocabulary and attitude this book brings an absolute classic into the 21st century for an entire new generation to enjoy. Enjoy this book readers certainly will do, immensely, as they connect with and relate to a story that features family disputes, drama, uncertainty, and love to name but a few aspects of this brilliant story.

Everyone knows someone that has suffered unrequited love, but nobody tells of their search for true love like Jane Eyre does. Suffering the worst childhood at the hands of her Auntie who became Jane’s guardian after both her parents and her uncle all passed away she gets sent away to the most awful of schools where even the Clergyman are corrupt.

After serving her time at the school as a student Jane remains there as a teacher for a few years before becoming restless and leaves in search of something new, exciting and challenging. Her advert is answered soon after posting it, she is to become the governess of an adorable young girl called Adele at the stunning Thornfield Hall where she certainly gets the adventure and uncertainty in her life that she was looking for.

With peculiar events and behaviour being seen and heard in the attic Jane may have bitten off more than she can chew, but this retelling will undoubtedly do for the new generations of readers what the original has done too, encourage readers to push themselves out of their comfort zones, try something new, after all it is more likely to lead to the happy ending they deserve and strive for, in this case for Jane being true love.

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