My Plain Jane Book Review

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my review on My Plain Jane by     Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know if you have read the book and your thoughts on it. Hope you have a great day.

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Average Rating – 3.89 stars 

Genre – Historical retelling 

Format – Hardback 

Length – 452 pages 

Synopsis (From GoodReads)

You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)

Or does she?

Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.

Thoughts

Pros 

  • Tells the story from three different perspectives. 
  • Such a fun read.
  • Super funny.
  • Love the concept of Jane Eyre being best friends with Charlotte Bronte (author of the novel) and that Jane can see ghosts. 
  • Loved how the character of Jane Eyre compared Mr. Rochester to Mr. Darcy. 
  • Loved how every so often that the narrator would talk to us the reader throughout the story. For example “excuse me, dear reader.”

Cons 

  • predictable 
  • Charlotte and Jane annoyed the hell out of me. 
  • There is so much female and female hating in this book. 
    • “‘She’s not even that pretty,’ Jane said ‘who needs glossy hair, anyways? And her neck…’ ‘swanlike,’ Charlotte said.”
    • Throughout the book Charlotte constantly put down Jane who was suppose to be her best friend. 

Rating 

Plot – 3 stars 

Writing – 4 stars 

Pacing – 3 stars 

Cover – 3 stars 

Enjoyment – 4 stars 

Overall – 3 stars 

 

If you want a funny and quick read I would recommend this book. 

 

“I would always rather be happy than dignified”

Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows, My Plain Jane 

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