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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
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May 23, 12

really liked it

Lots of people bemoan the pacing in the second half of the book, and I'll agree (actually, my main issue was with the second quarter). Still, the Scarlet Letter meets the Handmaid's Tale. I'll take it. This is a departure from Mudbound, which I loved, though some of the same themes are present. The most important reason it gets 4 stars: I'm in the middle of finals with a crazy hectic schedule, and I still managed to rip through this book in a couple of days. Readability has become increasing important in my ratings for a book, because if the work doesn't pique my interest, I'll draw the read out for months.

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