This was an exhilarating novel to read. The way Emily Bronte was able to describe so vividly what was going on and where it was happening was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the way not all characters were very kind people. It gave the book a certain depth to it that not all books are able to achieve. Though I enjoyed the fights between the 2 main characters, I also liked the way the love blossomed throughout the book. I would give this book a full 5 stars, because once I picked the book up I couldn’t put it down. As long as you are ok with more 18th century language, I can’t imagine that you won’t enjoy it. @Leafyreads of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë is a chilling novel, a cross between a classic romance and Gothic elements such as cruelty and emotional abuse. Although most of the action occurs between two houses—Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange—the story is jarring, absorbing, and intense. Heathcliff is first introduced as a pathetic and almost inhuman little orphan. Hindley, a rash and unforgiving boy, and his younger sister Catherine, spirited and mischievous, grow up together for the next ten years or so. Irreconcilable hatred grows between Hindley and Heathcliff, and a peculiar friendship that soon deepens into the strangest kind of love develops between Catherine and the latter. Wuthering Heights isn’t a domestic, pretty little book of the Victoria era: it’s grim, dark, and potentially repugnant. I found that it tested many limits, specifically as to how evil a person can be regardless of how much love is shown to them. However, courage, selflessness, and self-sacrifice were present also, as they are in real life. Perhaps, with all the crimes and horrendous actions we hear about each day from the media, Wuthering Heights is an artistic and complex meditation on raw, unfiltered human life. @StarRead of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Been interested in the classics lately and Jane Erye made me so sad to finish, chose a book by the author's sister. The beginning was kind of confusing. I did not realize there was a story in another story. Lockwood has a bland narration and Healthcliff is rude, no one else really talks. Nelly's story is wonderful, in how she tells it not all the context in it . She tells how Healthcliff becomes the owner of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange and where his wealth came from. I got kind of upset how Healthcliff after all the horrible, nasty things he's done to everyone is still alive. As well, women like Bronte would not have had any physical experience of the world in such brutal ways, but she describes it so well. Not just the gruesome the pure too. Lastly, her idea two create essentially two stories in one was extremely clever. Loved how the reader gets to bounce back and forth between to narrators and the two stories become one in the end. Rating: 4.5/5
- @TreeHugger of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board