DEAR JANE

Book Cover

YOUNG ADULT

1980s & '90s

MARINA DELVECCHIO

Logline

Dear Jane tells the story of a fifteen-year-old girl that writes letters to Jane Eyre as a means of surviving a violent childhood and an adoption fraught with silence. It is a story about finding one's voice and power through literature and self-preservation.

Genre

Young Adult

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Athens, Greece and Queens, New York

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: BLACK ROSE WRITING

Year Published: 2019

Starting Description

Kit Kat was born into a family of abuse and prostitution in Greece. Between 4 and 7, she is homeless, neglected, and placed in an orphanage until adopted and moved to NY. With a new name and family, her first suicide attempt fails, but she finds a friend in Jane Eyre.Writing to Jane saves her life.

Ending Description

After a physical fight with her adoptive mother wherein Kit Kat wraps her fingers around her mother's neck, warning her not to hit her again, Kit Kat moves out, and writes her final letter to Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre's creator, telling her that she wants to be a teacher and save lives with books.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

,prostitution, suicide attempt

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Coming of Age

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Born Elektra Pappas, her name was changed at 8 to Kathryn by her adoptive mother.

Age: 15

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate, Empathetic, Lone Wolf, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Athanasia, Kit Kat's birth mother

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Seductive, Uneducated, Aggressive, Complex, Crazy, Criminal, Narcissistic

Additional Character Details

Name: Ann, Kit Kat's adoptive mother

Age: 48

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Aggressive, Blunt, Complex, Decisive, Educated, Manipulative, Narcissistic

Additional Character Details

Name: Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte's literary character, and Kit Kat's stronghold

Age: 10

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous, Confident, Educated, Empathetic, Faithful, Heroic, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code

Logline

Dear Jane tells the story of a fifteen-year-old girl that writes letters to Jane Eyre as a means of surviving a violent childhood and an adoption fraught with silence. It is a story about finding one's voice and power through literature and self-preservation.

Short Summary

Kit Kat was born into a family of abuse and prostitution in Greece. Between 4 and 7, she is homeless, neglected, and placed in an orphanage until adopted and moved to NY. With a new name and family, her first suicide attempt fails, but she finds a friend in Jane Eyre.Writing to Jane saves her life.


After a physical fight with her adoptive mother wherein Kit Kat wraps her fingers around her mother's neck, warning her not to hit her again, Kit Kat moves out, and writes her final letter to Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre's creator, telling her that she wants to be a teacher and save lives with books.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Born Elektra Pappas, her name was changed at 8 to Kathryn by her adoptive mother.

Age: 15

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate, Empathetic, Lone Wolf, Perseverance

Character 1

Name: Athanasia, Kit Kat's birth mother

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Seductive, Uneducated, Aggressive, Complex, Crazy, Criminal, Narcissistic

Character 2

Name: Ann, Kit Kat's adoptive mother

Age: 48

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Aggressive, Blunt, Complex, Decisive, Educated, Manipulative, Narcissistic

Character 3

Name: Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte's literary character, and Kit Kat's stronghold

Age: 10

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous, Confident, Educated, Empathetic, Faithful, Heroic, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code

Supplemental Materials

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