It’s day 10 of
the A to Z Challenge!
Otherwise known as the letter J Day for my theme
Young Adult Novels and Novels with Young Adult Narrators.
Teens focus on the fairness of things and are quick to point out when justice has not been served. Today’s two novels explore what justice is from different angles.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre is not a young adult book, but it is a good book for young adults. Justice is not a part of Jane’s childhood. An orphan, Jane is emotionally abused by her aunt and later by the headmaster of the school where she is publicly marked as a bad girl. It is up to Jane to defeat the forces aligned against her–both malign and benign–and find justice.
Former popular It girl Annabel has been unfairly treated and betrayed by both her best friend and her best friend’s boyfriend. But Annabel lacks the courage to speak up for herself and is soon the high school pariah. In order to find justice for herself and others, Annabel must summon the strength to speak and believe that people will just listen.
What’s your favorite novel that explores justice? Have you read either of these?
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