I enjoyed reading 'Crime & Punishment' last year over spring break (and the following months) at the suggestion of my AP Lit teaching friend. So this year they are reading 'Jane Eyre' over break. This one did not take long at all. I really loved it! I was a little bit hesitant before I started it. As I senior in high school I read 'Wuthering Heights' which was written by Emily Bronte, the sister of Jane Eyre's Charlotte Bronte. I just remember 'Heights' being dense and hard to get through but luckily, 'Jane Eyre' was not like that at all. It reminded me of 'Oliver Twist' a little and that is definitely a good thing. I am following it up with 'Wide Sargasso Sea' which tells Bertha's side of the story.
"there is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow-creatures and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort."
"We were born to strive and endure - you as well as I: do so."