Tuesday, November 12


April Lindner

Rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 9780316084208
Publisher: Poppy (Little, Brown and Company)
Date of publication: October 11, 2010
Age: Grades 10 and up
Genre: Romance 

Themes: Love, romance, secrets, rock music, nannying

Awards: YALSA Top Ten Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (2012)

When her parents are killed in a car crash, Jane Moore is forced to drop out of college to earn her own living. She becomes a nanny at Thornfield Park, owned by famous rockstar Nico Rathburn. Jane soon, reluctantly, becomes attracted to his dark, brooding personality as he gets ready for a comeback tour. But there are noises in the attic and a secret that no one is telling. When Jane discovers what it is, she runs--but can she really turn back on her true love forever?

This contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre is fantastic. While skeptical at first, it turns out that a rock star makes a great Mr. Rochester. The tweaks made to make the story modem actually contribute to its believability, such as trouble with paparazzi, drugs, sex, and rock & roll (yes, it had to be said). That being said, the book is definitely targeted towards the older YAs in the library.

Warning: Explicit Content

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