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  • Location: Quebec

Jane, the Fox and Me

Jane, the Fox and Me

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Jane Eyre…meet Helene aka Jane Eyre

  • ISBN: 978-1406353044
  • Genre: Childrens

What you need to know before your trail

Helene is not free to hide from the taunts of her former friends in the corridors at school. She can’t be invisible in the playground or in the stairways leading to art class. Insults are even scribbled on the walls of the toilet cubicles. Helene smells, Helene’s fat, Helene has no friends … now. When Helene’s heart hammers in her chest as Genevieve snickers at the back of the bus, inventing nasty things to say about her, Helene dives into the pages of her book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

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Quebec

Quebec

Quebec

It’s in  a copy of Jane Eyre that Helene’s own world becomes a little brighter. The novel is set in Quebec but only vaguely.

She questions the world around her asking how Mr Rochester ever love her? On nature camp, arranged by the school as a treat, Helene finds herself in the tent of other outcasts. Again, her inner and outer worlds become entangled as she reads on – this time putting herself into Jane Eyre’s shoes. It would be impossible for Mr Rochester to marry a sausage in a swimsuit, even if he loved her. Wouldn’t it? But, while deeply lost in self-doubt, Helene’s world is unexpectedly shaken up by a fresh new friendship. Geraldine snorts with laughter at her jokes! They love being together! Helene begins to worry less about what the cruel girls think – and more about how happy she can be (and make others)… Perhaps Jane Eyre’s story will end well after all, too.

This emotionally honest and visually stunning graphic novel reveals the casual brutality of which children are capable, but also assures readers that redemption can be found through connecting with another, whether the other is a friend, a fictional character or even, amazingly, a fox. – See more at: http://bookcentre.ca/news/road-trip-reading-quebec#sthash.cJ9Odcvg.dpuf

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Jane, the Fox and Me

Destination : Quebec  Author/Guide: Fanny Britt

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