A Touch of Scarlet by Eve Marie Mont
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Well... okay. This book was about a girl who keeps getting sucked into a dream world where she becomes a spectator to "The Scarlet Letter", but as the book progresses she gets more and more involved in the story. She even has a few instances of becoming Hester. Then her life outside this dream world also seems to follow someo f the sotry: there's a time when she and then one of her friends gets accused of something and mocked publicly/ shunned for bad or different choices.
I am grateful to Kensington Books for allowing me to read and review this book via Netgalley.
This book dealt with homosexuality, bullying, and trying to find out who you are and become okay with that.
It was... well it was fine. It wasn't spectacular... some of the dream sequences and then their respective mirror happenings in reality were a little forced... The main character was frustrating and you just felt so dang bad for Owen the whole time. Get a clue, dear.
Not a bad book and it is good that more authors are trying to approach the subject of bullying. Even if you don't agree with someone's choices, it is alway unnecessary to be vicious and cruel. It is important that we get the conversation started. There's a quote I love by Dieter F. Uchtdorf (read what that's from here), "Don't judge me because I sin differently than you". I love that. None of us if perfect, what right do we have to mistreat others because their choices are different? I mean, aside from murderers and rapists and such.
I don't know why the full-out fully described make out session is considered okay in books... like, just 'cause they aren't having sex doesn't mean you're not creating the same effect and ideas. So yeah, this book was not clean.
I feel like... well I feel like I wasted my time and I wouldn't read it again. There wasn't anything particularly bad about the way was written, I just didn't like it. One of those nebulous things.
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