Genre: Realistic fiction, YA fiction?, Retelling
Published: Oct. 2010, 384 pp.
I enjoyed this modern retelling of Jane Eyre. I thought that Jane Eyre would be too unrealistic set in modern day because times have changed so much but I think that April Lindner figured out a way to make it work. With a "Mr. Rochester" character who is a legendary rock star and the "Jane" character as a reserved and sheltered nanny, the classic story plays out pretty well.
This book was shelved in the Young Adult section, which makes sense, but it always bothers me when a YA book includes as much bad language and sex as this one did. While I enjoyed this book, I would have a hard time recommending it to many people. There are about a dozen f-words and a couple of sex scenes that weren't overly explicit but definitely more graphic than I think is necessary. I have to classify this one as a "read at your own risk" book.
Rating: 4.1.5 Two moderately explicit sex scenes between unmarried people and a dozen f-words with a smattering of other profanity scattered throughout.