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Catherine - April Lindner As books by the Brontë sisters go, I always preferred Jane Eyre to Wuthering Heights. Plain Jane and her noble Rochester always seemed so much more appealing than spoiled, impetuous Cathy and moody, vengeful Heathcliff. That said (and after reading what feels like a hundred Jane Eyre retellings) I've now decided that Bella Swan might have been right -- Wuthering Heights is actually much better suited to a YA retelling than Jane Eyre. When you think about it, Rochester has so much baggage, what with the crazy ex-wife and his ward. Then there's that somewhat squicky age difference between the two of them. In contrast, Cathy and Heathcliff are so angst-ridden, so well-matched in their tempestuousness -- just a couple of crazy kids in love.Catherine is a clever updating of Wuthering Heights for a 21st century YA audience. While die-hard Wuthering Heights fans might find the revamp a little tame, I really enjoyed it.Read the rest of this review on my blog!