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According to Jane - Marilyn Brant
According to Jane
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It begins one day in sophomore English class, just as Ellie Barnett's teacher is assigning Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". From nowhere comes a quiet 'tsk' of displeasure. The target: Sam Blaine, the cute bad boy who's teasing Ellie mercilessly, just as he has since kindergarten. Entirely... show more
It begins one day in sophomore English class, just as Ellie Barnett's teacher is assigning Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". From nowhere comes a quiet 'tsk' of displeasure. The target: Sam Blaine, the cute bad boy who's teasing Ellie mercilessly, just as he has since kindergarten. Entirely unbidden, as Jane might say, the author's ghost has taken up residence in Ellie's mind, and seems determined to stay there. Jane's wise and witty advice guides Ellie through the hell of adolescence and beyond, serving as the voice she trusts, usually far more than her own. Years and boyfriends come and go - sometimes a little too quickly, sometimes not nearly fast enough. But Jane's counsel is constant, and on the subject of Sam, quite insistent. Stay away, Jane demands. He is your Mr. Wickham. Still, everyone has something to learn about love - perhaps even Jane herself. And lately, the voice in Ellie's head is being drowned out by another, urging her to look beyond everything she thought she knew and seek out her very own, very unexpected, happy ending.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780758234612 (0758234619)
ASIN: 758234619
Publisher: Kensington
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Kay1504
Kay1504 rated it
I generally don't put down books without finishing them. But it took me over a month to read a little less than 20% of this, so in the end I decided my time will be better spent with another book. The premise of the book is quite interesting: a teenage girl (and later on a woman) who can hear Jane...
Babs Book Bistro
Babs Book Bistro rated it
5.0 According To Jane
What a lovely read. Who would not want to have Jane Austen talking to them especially at the tough time as a teenager? Jane helps Ellie through out the span of the book from being a teenager to being an adult in her 30's. Jane voices her opinion when she does not care of a particular guy. She ...
The Book Diva's Reads
The Book Diva's Reads rated it
4.0 According to Jane
A strange book but quite good. The main character believes that Jane Austen is guiding her throughout her life with internalized conversations. Is Ellie delusional schizophrenic or is the spirit of Jane Austen really talking to her? In the end it doesn't really matter as we journey through Ellie's l...
Yodamom Finds her Force
Yodamom Finds her Force rated it
3.0 According to Jane
A modern Pride and Prejudice. With a young girl- women who is haunted by jane Austin. She finds her "friend" is full of advice, but sometimes you have to go your own way. It was a cute romance, with a predictable ending, definitely chick lit. I could see this as a movie.
BookRatMisty
BookRatMisty rated it
3.0 According to Jane
Somewhere under a 4, but not bad. Review to come...
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