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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.


Young Adult

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.


Athens, Greece and Queens, New York

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

,prostitution, suicide attempt

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

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher


Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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