Name of Book: The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
The landscape of this classic novel is uniquely American, but the themes it explores are universal—the nature of sin, guilt, and penitence, the clash between our private and public selves, and the spiritual and psychological cost of living outside society. Constructed with the elegance of a Greek tragedy, The Scarlet Letter brilliantly illuminates the truth that lies deep within the human heart.
What I Liked: It was a classic novel. Not only that, an American classic novel. The scenery in the setting is a lot more relatable. It is also a great story about society morals and perceptions.
What I Didn’t Like: It takes forever to even learn why Hester has the scarlet letter and then, it still isn’t very clear. Also the language can be really difficult to follow.
Overall Thoughts: Never ever again will I pick this book up to read. It was so incredibly boring!! I had to force myself to finish this story. The plot didn’t move very well at all.
Final Rating: Red Star
Recommended? Yes, read it so that you can say you did. Then, form your own opinion.