Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Ellen Page is set to play one of English literature’s most famous characters, the eponymous heroine of Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre.” Alison Owen of Ruby Films, who most recently produced “The Other Boleyn Girl,” is working with BBC Films to develop the new adaptation of Bronte’s classic 19th century romance. It’s the story of a mousy governess who softens the heart of her surly employer Mr. Rochester, only to discover that he’s hiding a terrible secret. Moira Buffini has written the screenplay. No director is yet attached, but the producers are aiming to set the project up to shoot this fall
The Great Gatsby, perhaps the first preppy novel?
Lord of the Flies has to be one of the more classic books of all time. This may or may not be on the junior high reading list, but it seems like somehow everyone has read it. What would you do to survive?
Just re-read this novel about the coming-of-age of the daughter of a poet/convict learning life's most difficult lessons in California's foster home system. Beautifully written, this is a modern classic.
My favorite book in Junior High :) A great tale of overcoming prejudices to do what's right.