Texts from Jane Eyre

From Jane Eyre to Hamlet to Little Women, this book parodies classic books with hilarious text message conversations. | A book review from Newbery and Beyond
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This book is hilarious. I read Texts from Jane Eyre with my husband during a particularly stressful week, and it was an amazing way to relax. (In fact, it made my list of top books of 2015 so far!)

In the book, the plots of books throughout many years (from Achilles to Hamlet to the Babysitters Club) are parodied through text messages between characters. Some are just one page long; others are spread out over several short sections. All are funny and true to the books.

Now, if you’re like me, you’re wondering whether this will still be funny if you haven’t read all of the books involved (and I certainly haven’t read them all). The answer? Yes. Although having read the books certainly adds to the understanding of the inside jokes, even a passing familiarity (or a quick Wikipedia search) will keep you laughing.

My recommendation is to pick up this book after a long week of work, relationship drama, or other types of stress. It will give you a laugh without taking much of your time. Highly recommended.

Rating: Pretty Darn Good

From Jane Eyre to Hamlet to Little Women, this book parodies classic books with hilarious text message conversations. | A book review from Newbery and Beyond
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