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Jenna Starborn by Sharon Shinn

Jenna Starborn by Sharon Shinn: a retelling of Charlotte Bronte's classic story Jane Eyre in a very different time and setting - far in the far in outer space.

Jenna Starborn is a woman who was created in the gen-tanks of planet Baldus for a woman who could not conceive. A few months after Jenna was "born," a scientific break-through was achieved and Jenna's "aunt" could now carry her own baby. Thus, Jenna became an unwanted half-citizen loved nor cared for by anyone.

Since the story is a basic retelling of Jane Eyre, it was never hard to tell exactly what was going to happen next since I'd read the book years ago. However, Shinn has created a very believable future and characters that I could sympathize with. I really liked Jenna and wanted to see good things happen to her, though I knew some very painful experiences awaited her future.

All in all, it was a very satisfying read and I enjoyed my time in Jenna's world. Incidentally, this novel is classified as science fiction, but that's mostly due to it taking place in the future in outer space.

(Finished on September 10, 2003 for Zuly’s Reading Room.)

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I'll have to check that one out for my next book to read. You should read Wide Sargasso Seaby Jean Rhys. Her story takes place before Jane Eyre.. leading up and even crossing over into Jane Eyre focusing on the mysterious lady locked away in the attic. Its a really good read.. but I guess I'm saying that because I had to write an essay on the book for my English Lit final. Have a great Thursday!

.: Pam said on September 11, 2003 07:18 AM :: link it :.

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