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30 (Mon)Day Book Challanege- Week Seven: A book that is hard to read

Week Seven has approached us, this weeks theme is books that are hard to read.

Brianna will go first with her current read *drum roll*

the iliad

The Iliad! This year for my English class we read Classical Literature, explaining why it’s called Classical Literature class. Anyways, despite what I thought I would feel about this book, I’m actually liking it. When I first started High school my 9th grade English class read The Odyssey and I HATED it, well things have changed and I sort of like The Iliad, it’s growing on me. Only one problem… I understand about half the book, it can be difficult to just read and understand, I find myself having to re-read and stop to summarize, both very good tips for reading difficult texts. Difficult but enjoyable.

Angelinas is another classic kind of book, one that’s a bit challenging for her.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne’s concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, Hester Prynne draws on her inner strength and certainty of spirit to emerge as the first true heroine of American fiction. Arthur Dimmesdale, trapped by the rules of society, stands as a classic study of a self divided. -goodreads.com

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