Jane Eyre is by Charlotte Bronte. The must read romantic classic with Gothic elements that is a classic for a reason. Jane Eyre is an orphan who is taken in by a wealthy uncle. after his death she is abused and hated by her aunt and her three cousins. She is sent away to school and later becomes a governess to the young ward of the dark and moody Mr. Rochester. They fall in love, but a tragic secret revealed on the eve of their wedding sends Jane running. A masterful social commentary, love story, and a lesson on the indomitable triumph of a young woman's will to find her place in life.
Ratings: 9th grade - 10 out of 10 - AC ( mature thematic content).