I did not understand this book at the beginning. I had a problem suspending disbelief about Jane as a 10 year old expressing herself as an adult. I also had a hard time reading of her mistreatments in childhood. In attempt to get myself through it I researched the book a bit and discovered that it has 5 distinct sections. That helped me when Jane's back story was getting tiresome.
The third section was amazing, and why this book is a classic. I had never used the kindle highlight option before reading this book, and I used it, a lot. I also cried. I can't remember the last time a book made me cry. I was reading exactly how I believe love should feel and how it should be expressed. That made reading this book an intense and self reflective experience.
Like my favorite movies, I can see reading the "Kelly version" of this book multiple times. In this case, that means the third section and probably the fifth section, only.
This is a classic novel that is truly worth reading. Now I can get the 2011 movie with Michael Fassbender off of Netflix with no readers guilt.