Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
One summer in about the sixth grade my best friend and I were half living at the library. I read Jane Eyre and it took me to another world. My mom caught me reading the book and crying and told me she did not want me reading a book that made me so emotional that I would cry. I think she thought it was silly. Although my book selections have changed over the years, I still love Jane Eyre. —Marlene Luther
My grandmother gave it to me when I was 10. It took me one day to read because I couldn’t put it down. I’ve read it annually since then. Every time I read that book it brings back wonderful memories of my grandmother. —Karen Delly Hadden
I was instantly mesmerized by the rich language and believed I became the character for a time.... —Kristin L. Wolfe
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