Jane Eyre is a book that has stayed close to my heart for a lifetime. I first read it as a twelve-year-old growing up with six brothers in the bush, and was captivated by Jane's struggle to survive and thrive in a time and place that treated girls without family, fortune or looks with great harshness. So of course I was drawn to Fiona Wood's Vietnamese-Australian heroine Vân Uoc Phan, a scholarship girl at prestigious Crowthorn Grammar, who tries to solve life's problems by asking 'What would Jane do?' She is, like Jane, an inspiration. A wonderful book with an ending that gave wings to my heart. Just perfect.