Jane Eyre, but with ghosts! While that combo may be shocking, it will come as no surprise that we are huge fans of YA retellings—the way a new element or subtle twist is added into a classic tale fascinates us every. single. time.
And MY PLAIN JANE is everything we could ever want in one! It has crackling wit, romance, and supernatural spirits of both the friendly and evil variety. In this retelling, aspiring author Charlotte Bronte discovers her best friend, Jane Eyre, has the rare ability to see ghosts. Jane would be the perfect subject for Charlotte’s next novel, but then she leaves to become a governess at Thornfield Hall. So Charlotte teams up with ghosthunter-extraordinaire Alexander Blackwood to convince Jane to join the Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits. It sounds pretty amazing, right? That’s because it is and lucky for you, we’ve got the first few chapters here for you to check out.
After you add this fun and imaginative retelling to your shelves, put your YA knowledge to the test and see if you can identify the retellings below with just one short clue!
Can you guess the YA retelling?
About My Plain Jane
You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester—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 Bronte, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.
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