by Eleanor, age 12
The book "Jane Eyre" is a very tragic novel. I did not like it very well; I much prefer Howl's Moving Castle. The book is about a girl named Jane who is brought up by a cruel Aunt, and scorned by her cousins. After getting sent to a bad school, where she survives a fever epidemic, Jane takes the job of governess at Thornfeild Hall where her employer preposes to her and they nearly get married. but Mr. Rodchester (her employer) turnes out to have a mad wife locked away in a tower. After that, Jane runs away and meets cousins she never knew she had. One of them, Singon Rivers, wants to take her to India to be a helper to him in his missionary work, only he want her to marry him first because he thinks that she will go off with someone else while they're being missionarys. Then Jane goes back to Thornfeild Hall, only to find that it is a burnt ruin because of Mr. Rodchester's mad wife, who is now dead because she threw herself from the roof of Thornfeild Hall after setting the house on fire. Mr. Rodchester himself is now blind, one eye out, the other suffered nerve damage. Jane and Mr. Rodchester get married, and by the time they have a baby boy, two years later, Mr. Rodcester's eye that suffered nerve damage got better enough to see pretty well. If you unfocus your eyes you will have an idea of what his vision is like.