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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful read!

"According to Jane" is the story of 15 year-old Ellie who begins hearing the voice of Jane Austen when her sophomore English class starts reading "Pride and Prejudice". Jane becomes Ellie's secret companion over the next 20 years as the novel spans Ellie's life from hig...
"According to Jane" is the story of 15 year-old Ellie who begins hearing the voice of Jane Austen when her sophomore English class starts reading "Pride and Prejudice". Jane becomes Ellie's secret companion over the next 20 years as the novel spans Ellie's life from high school to the age of thirty-four. Ellie is searching for true love (something that seemed to evade the real Jane Austen) but that doesn't stop Jane from giving Ellie advice on the men Ellie dates. Labeling men as "Wickhams" and "Darcys" and "Bingleys", "Jane" is ever ready with the same sharp wit she used in her own novels. Warm, smart, and fast paced, I absolutely loved this book and am now left eagerly awaiting Marilyn Brant's next novel.

posted by Maria_Geraci on October 12, 2009

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

According to Jane

According to Jane was an okay book. Very emotional book to read but also somewhat funny. An okay book for a free download.

posted by darkangel_1988 on October 4, 2010

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

    Not a book I would recommend

    We just finished reading this in a book club that I moderate. None of the members, including myself enjoyed this book. We were all looking forward to it and thought the storyline had great potential. Boy were we disappointed! The main character stumbles from one sexual encounter to another, and the encounters are pretty steamy (not in a good way). The ending felt like it was wrapped up too neat & tidy as if the author had to quick finish it in order to get started on something else. "According to Jane" does a huge disservice to Jane Austen. This is not a book she would be proud of, or would want her name associated with.

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