Book: The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
This is my 97th read for the year
This is the story of Hester Prynne. Shunned and punished for Adultery, she is forced to wear a Scarlet Letter A on her chest so that everyone knows what she did. She and her little daughter, Pearl, settled themselves in a little cabin, and Hester tries to continue her life and raising her daughter under the watchful eye of the towns people. No matter how much the people of Boston want her to reveal who the father of her baby is, she refuses to name him.
This was a pretty good book. My daughter had to read it for her English class, and I have never read it, so told her I would read along with her. The language can be difficult, so it was slow going - even though it was a short book. But the story was intriguing and figuring out who the father was kept our interest. It ended well, which is always a plus for me. So I am glad we tackled it together.