Sunday, August 04, 2013

JANE EYRE: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

Author:  Amy Corzine, Charlotte Bronte
Genre:  YA Graphic Novel, Standalone
Published:  2009
Personal Rating:  3.5/5 (good)  
Format:  Book
Yearly Count:  59  


After the deaths of her parents, Jane Eyre is taken in by her Aunt and Uncle.  Her life changes again after the death of her Uncle, but she is a determined child and forges ahead.  Jane's story of love and loss continues through her childhood and into her adulthood.

This book was a very peculiar choice for me.  First, I listened to the audio version of Jane Eyre approximately 10 years ago when I was attempting to broaden my horizons by reading/listening to classics.  At the time, I thought it was just okay.  No surprise there.  In general, I'm not a fan of classics.  Second, I'm not a re-reader, so I was surprised that I even entertained the idea of picking this one up in the first place.  Technically, I didn't reread it (listened the first time), but I do not like to read or listen to something that I already know what's going to happen.  Third, I've been searching for more graphic novels that would appeal to me when I saw it on Stacy's blog post (link below).  I was curious as to how the audio version would compare to the graphic novel, and I was pleasantly surprised.  I didn't even mind (well, not very much anyway) reading about what I already knew.  So, all in all, I had a good experience with Jane Eyre:  The Graphic Novel.

*Recommended By:  Stacy from Stacy's Books.     

10 comments:

  1. I'm intimidated by Jane Eyre so I need to get this!

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    1. Bermudaonion ~ Hmmm. You'll be fine reading it in any format.

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  2. Jane Eyre is one of my favorites to reread!

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    1. Becky ~ Your comment may help Bermudaonion (above). :)

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  3. I'm so glad that you gave it a try. I did find it to be accurate to the book, but it's been a while since I read it too :)

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ It was enjoyable to read a graphic novel again. Thanks! :)

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  4. I'd be really curious to read this one as Jane Eyre is one of my favorite novels. My husband wants to read it and we're thinking of reading it together. I'm a little nervous. What if he hates it? Plus, it's been years since I last re-read it.

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    1. Literary Feline ~ My husband was really surprised to see it in graphic novel form. I was surprised that he even noticed it.

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  5. I wanted to read this one too after STacy's review of it!!!

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    1. Staci ~ Yay for Stacy! :) You'll like it.

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