Emma|by Jane Austen

Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen

Beautiful, clever, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen’s most flawless work.

What is it about Jane Austen that makes every single one of her books enjoyable? Well, for one thing, she had an amazing sense of human nature. She understood people and was able to put that understanding on paper. Her plots are enjoyable, her characters real and believable.

Emma was one of my favorite reads for the summer. And I read a lot of books this summer!

To be honest, Emma herself was rather annoying. Her matchmaking “skills” (or, rather, lack thereof) could definitely get on the reader’s nerves. But still, I liked her, especially nearer to the end of the book.

I don’t think I could really choose a favorite character, but Emma and Mr. Knightley are, of course, right up there.

Great book for ages 12 and up. If you want to read it, here is a link to a kindle edition and a paperback edition.

Talk to you later!