Jane Austen: A Life Revealed by Catherine Reef
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Jane Austen isn't just for adults, particularly with the recent rash of movie adaptations. So how perfect is it that there's a readable middle-grade-level biography of the author? Unfortunately, the subtitle is misleading: because of the dearth of actual evidence (even what Miss Austen looked like is in question), this is hardly a life revealed. More about the times in which she lived would also help put the stories, and her life, in context; the synopses of the various books were good, if a little overlong. However, any student interested in learning more about Miss Austen's life was like will find this a good starting point.
ARC provided by publisher.