Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard.
But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again?@goodreads
I felt really sorry for Jane when she was a child living with her stepmother and three kids. They were so horrible to her, they hit her, verbally abused her, they just sucked as people!
When Jane was so down and seemed to me to have a little bit of a mental breakdown from all that was done to her, a nice man came to visit her and see that she was okay. Mr. Lloyd asked Jane many things and one of them was about her wanting to go to school. These string of questions and kindness from Mr. Lloyd led Jane to be placed in the Lowood school for charity cases. Jane learned so many things from the school. When she first got there though, the school was run by some prickly people that over time either didn't bother her, or they went away. The overseer of the school, a Mr. Brocklehurst, was a complete ass to the girls. I despised him. He would come in spouting stuff about God not liking girls with curls or braids and they could never dress up (not that they had means to do this). He was just a horrid man, he made them get all of their hair cut. Please dude, God doesn't care what girls do with their hair but you should be worrying about where your going to spend eternity!
Jane had a wonderful friend named Helen Burn and it broke my heart when she died. A lot of the girls died when the disease came through. The only thing good that came out of this was that some people started paying attention to the school and made sure they started feeding the children right and did good by them.
Jane ending up teaching some of the younger girls when she was eighteen until she procured a job teaching a young girl named Adele at Thornfield Hall. I enjoyed reading about Jane's time there even though it went off the rails a little bit when she found out some things about the owner of the house. Mr. Rochester seemed to be a strange man to me, but him and Jane fell in love. They were to be wed... but some stuff got in the way. Some really strange and sad stuff.
Jane ended up going away for awhile and was helping out St. John in ministry. Some stuff happened with him and Jane is off again. She comes back to Thornfield Hall and finds out the misery that befell the place.
Jane did reunite with some old friends and loves lost. It was a sweet, if not a little, sad of an ending.
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