Saturday, July 02, 2016

Book Review: Unclaimed

Unclaimed: The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan is a futuristic retelling of the first half of the classic Jane Eyre penned by Charlotte Bronte. We meet Jane at age 10, when she is living as a foster child with the Van Deers family. An unclaimed embryo, she never knew her parents. Due to their mutual dislike, she is sent to live at the Naomi Froundation, a work/study program in Delhi. There she meets Aidaan, a Catholic who becomes her one friend, and learns how to weave secret messages in cloth. As Jane seeks to find her place in the world, she learns some important lessons about herself and about faith. 

While this story definitely pays homage to the original, one need not have read the classic to appreciate it. By the same token, knowing the underlying story does not take away from the enjoyment of reading Unclaimed. Cupp has penned an intriguing, thought-provoking tale well-worth spending time with. 

1 comment:

Erin McCole Cupp said...

Thank you so much for this review!

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