Friday, August 30, 2013

Brief Book Review: The Outcast

The Outcast: a modern retelling of The Scarlet LetterThe Outcast: a modern retelling of The Scarlet Letter by Jolina Petersheim
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I haven't read The Scarlet Letter since high school, so I can't say how close this adheres to the original, but transferring the setting from the Puritan community to the Old Order Mennonite community works very well, and the modern twist that leads to the revelation of Rachel's illegitmate son's father ratcheted up the tension. A worthwhile read.

*Thanks to the publisher for providing an e-galley for review through NetGalley.

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