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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
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Oct 23, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, adult-fiction, faith, psychological-thriller, dystopian
Read in October, 2011

A modern day Scarlet Letter. Hannah Payne has been chromatized and now has been sentenced to have completely red skin for the next 15 years because of having an illegal abortion.

Hillary Jordan really captured the fear and lack of questioning that is prevalent in the legalistic, religious right movement. It was hard to read at times because the ignorance was just so overwhelming. That being said, Hannah made a surprisingly quick and unrealistic turn around to leave her sheltered roots behind and it didn't seem true to her character (or the flow of the novel) at all.


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