My Plain Jane

My Plain Jane

Book - 2018
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Refusing a job with the Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits, Jane Eyre heads to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess for Mr. Rochester.
Publisher: New York, New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarpercollinsPublishers, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780062652775
Characteristics: xi, 450 pages ;,22 cm.

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So glad I found this series! If you enjoy Jane Eyre (but find parts of it problematic in the MeToo era), you'll enjoy the humor that these three lady authors bring to this clever retelling. Imagine how helpful it would have been for Jane to see ghosts, to have a best friend named Charlotte Bronte, and to learn the truth about Rochester in time to change their fates. For fans of alternate endings, paranormal romance, humorous writing, and girl power!

JessicaGma Jan 06, 2020

This was just as fun as the other book in the Jane series. It loosely follows the Jane Eyre plot, but also has ghosts, political intrigue and other mayhem. Having Charlotte Bronte as a friend was well done and added to the layers here. It was a great deal of fun.

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blor028
Oct 01, 2019

I know it says plain Jane but why is there an instagram model as Jane?

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penelopegomez
Sep 04, 2019

Ok, so this is book 2 in "The Lady Janies" series. The humorous writing style that I loved in book one is ever present throughout this novel and I loved it! This is a retelling of the classic "Jane Eyre," but with a twist, the main focus of this novel is not love but the fact that Jane Eyre can see ghosts, not only can she see ghosts but she is considered a "Beacon." Meaning that she can command ghosts and help them cross over into the after life. This plot twist from the classic leads to Epic adventures and funny paranormal encounters.The great thing about this series is that each novel is a completely different story, so you don't have to worry about reading them in order. You could start with this book if you wanted. Although I will say the 1st one My Lady Jane is defiantly my favorite, book three won't be released until 2020.

RomanceAddict Jul 24, 2019

Review excerpt: "Sometimes a book comes along that is so fun, so unabashedly silly, and so clever that it makes you glad to be alive. Such is the case with 'My Plain Jane', which re-imagines 'Jane Eyre' in such a bizarre and gleeful fashion that even in the grip of my regularly scheduled holiday depression I was overcome with bliss."

https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/my-plain-jane-by-cynthia-hand-brodi-ashton-and-jodi-meadows/

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NerdyKitty815
May 24, 2019

Though the original is still my favorite, I enjoyed this adaption because of the supernatural elements incorporated into it, as well as the light tone and modern movie lines.

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Feb 21, 2019

It was fun. The plot was fast-paced, but instead of enjoying it, it made it feel rushed. Jane's story kind of gets pushed to the side, and we really don't get know her as a character. I liked Charlotte and the ghost-hunters, but I felt that it didn't mesh that well with the characters. I kept waiting for the book to slow down and incorporate all the elements better, and for us to get to know the characters but it didn't. It was quite funny and the references to Jane Eyre were enjoyable. I would recommend reading Jane Eyre before reading this. Then again, you might like My Plain Jane better if you're not focusing on the Jane subplot and how it relates to the original. Enjoyable, but not something I would re-read or recommend.

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MHanover10
Feb 03, 2019

Cute take on some of famous fictional characters we know. It wasn't scary, just goofy. But entertaining.

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HappyFern24
Jan 07, 2019

Have you ever felt torn between reading Jane Eyre or watching Ghostbusters? If so this book is for you. My Plain Jane is an entertaining mash-up of history and the supernatural by way of Monty Python.

If you enjoy absurd humor and strong female protagonists this book is for you. The most surprising thing was how much it made me want to pick up the original for comparison. Great way to convince people to read the classics.

ArapahoeTiegan Nov 15, 2018

We all thought we knew the story of Jane Eyre, but we were missing quite a few important details. There were ghosts, and possessions, people we thought died actually lived, and we did not know the couples as they actually were. My Plain Jane gives us a different story of Jane Eyre. Keep an eye out for Lady Jane Grey and her husband from book one, My Lady Jane!

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Nov 25, 2018

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