This book received less attention than the books written by the other Bronte sisters. I like this better than Jane Eyre. Helen attracts alot of negative attention from her new neighbours, mostly sparked by jealousy from Gilbert's previous love interest and alot of assumption due to Helen's secretiveness. The story is written in the form of a story told through letters to a friend and gives emotive insight into the characters as they fall in love and deal with heartbreak. Gilbert's passion pulled at my heartstrings and Helen's trials broke my heart with all that she had to endure. It made the ending all that much more triumphant. I love this story.