07 July 2016
Reading Challenge - Book Seven
Somehow, I really don't think I read The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne in high school, but I'm counting it as the 4th spot on my challenge list - a book you haven't read since high school. See, I really didn't recognize the story line. I mean, everyone knows the general gist of it, but I never realized they name her husband and her baby-daddy. LOL Where have I been?
I did like the way Hester Prynne used her ostracism and independence for good. While I felt bad for little Pearl, I was impressed that Hester just busied herself with helping those who could use her assistance (even if they didn't want it), and took care of herself and her daughter by making a few bucks with her exquisite stitching. While I think it was supposed to be more sad that she couldn't be in a traditional relationship, Hester just being Hester with her kind heart and gentle ways was beautiful.
True confessions: What have you been called out on - by yourself or someone else - as being expected to know, but you didn't. It could be a book EVERYONE read, or a movie everyone else saw, for example. I do feel like I've accomplished something by finally pushing through this book that everyone else seemed to have read in high school, and assumed I did too...