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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
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A quite good sci-fi novel, When She Woke tells the story of a future United States in which crimes are punished by chroming. According to what the offense is your skin is dyed that color. Hannah Payne (the Scarlet Letter is paid homage to throughout) refuses to divulge the name of her lover or her abortionist, so she receives the maximum sentence, 16 years with her skin dyed red and she must survive somehow out on the streets as a pariah in the ultra religious society that the U.S. has become. Anyone can attack her and get away with it, the police won't protect her.
What was different about the story is how someone who is a part of the system reacts when they are kicked out of it. She is a person who questioned the world somewhat as a teenager and young adult, but eventually just became a part of it. When arrested and vilified, Hester must begin growing and stretching her worldview.
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Reading Progress

October 28, 2018 – Shelved
October 28, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
October 29, 2018 – Started Reading
October 29, 2018 –
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November 3, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Meredith (new)

Meredith Sounds interesting! Great review, Beverly!


message 2: by Lucy (new)

Lucy Jackson Great review Beverly, it sounds like a really interesting read!


message 3: by Mads (new)

Mads Brilliant review Beverly xx


Beverly Meredith wrote: "Sounds interesting! Great review, Beverly!"

Thanks Meredith!


Beverly Lucy wrote: "Great review Beverly, it sounds like a really interesting read!"

Thanks so much Lucy!


Beverly Maddie wrote: "Brilliant review Beverly xx"

Thanks very much Maddie!


message 7: by Diane (new)

Diane Wallace Good review, Beverly!


JV (semi-hiatus) A wonderful one, Beverly! :)


Caroline I thought this was a cool spin on The Scarlet Letter. Glad you enjoyed it too, Beverly!


message 10: by Holly (new)

Holly Definitely a major shift from just the red letter A! Interesting!


message 11: by J.K. (new)

J.K. Grice Well done, Beverly!


Beverly Caroline wrote: "I thought this was a cool spin on The Scarlet Letter. Glad you enjoyed it too, Beverly!"

Yes, it was! I did enjoy it Caroline.


Beverly Diane wrote: "Good review, Beverly!"

Thanks Diane!


Beverly JV wrote: "A wonderful one, Beverly! :)"

Thanks so much JV!


Beverly leslie hamod wrote: "Wonderful review Beverly!😁"

Thanks very much Leslie!


Beverly Holly wrote: "Definitely a major shift from just the red letter A! Interesting!"

I actually enjoyed it more, ha!


message 17: by Paula (new)

Paula Kalin Unusual storyline. Fantastic review, Beverly!


Beverly Paula wrote: "Unusual storyline. Fantastic review, Beverly!"

Yes, it was intriguing Paula.


Beverly J.K. wrote: "Well done, Beverly!"

Thanks J.K.


message 20: by Tahera (new)

Tahera Is this a modern take on The Scarlet Letter?


Beverly Tahera wrote: "Is this a modern take on The Scarlet Letter?"

Sort of Tahera. I just read The Scarlet Letter recently, so I do see the similarities.


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