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review 2017-05-07 21:29
Toni FGMAMTC's Reviews > The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne,Nina Baym,Thomas E. Connolly

I read this book in school. I wasn't crazy about it then, but it was a little better the second time. I honestly don't remember much about when I read it in school or the discussions about meanings that we probably had. I still got bored some, but Pearl kept me more interested this time. I like the way everyone else's crap doesn't seem to get Pearl down. She's a strong character.

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review 2017-01-30 00:00
Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter Softcover
Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter Softcover - SunNeko Lee,Luke Mehall;Gaelen Engler;Drew Thayer;Ashley King;Stacy Bare;Chris Barlow;Erica Lineberry;Brendan Leonard;Teresa Bruffey;D. Scott Borden,Crystal Chan,Nathaniel Hawthorne Copy received courtesy of Netgalley

I loved the artwork of this graphic novel! I never read the original, but I saw the movie and thought it was a pretty good story... This obviously ended differently than the movie.

There's way too much God stuff in here for my taste, although I know this was really how they acted back then. Such self-flagellation! I don't think I'll attempt the novel, but I'm glad I read this!
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review 2017-01-04 16:29
Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter Softcover - SunNeko Lee,Luke Mehall;Gaelen Engler;Drew Thayer;Ashley King;Stacy Bare;Chris Barlow;Erica Lineberry;Brendan Leonard;Teresa Bruffey;D. Scott Borden,Crystal Chan,Nathaniel Hawthorne

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.*

 

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

 

I was first interested in this book, because I’m starting to branch out to reading more manga and I wanted to see how a classic story like The Scarlet Letter would translate to a manga. Overall, I think it’s a huge success. The story itself stays true to the original and the overall main points are still hit, which was a concern of mine when I started it. The pictures are beautifully done, and while I think there were a few too many panels of the priest “clutching his chest,” overall, it works out to be a quick read for a classic, captivating story.

 

Its strength really lies in how the novel is written in the first place. Hawthorne is someone who likes to be wordy and include a lot of description that is able to simply be shown in the drawings — no need to worry about five pages of foliage, when the foliage is right there in the pictures; it cuts down a lot on the slog and lets the reader focus on the story and characters in general. For people who don’t find Hawthorne’s style to be engaging, but who might like this overall story, reading Manga Classics would be a great way for them to be introduced to this story.

 

I can also see this as an amazing addition in the classroom, since it can be used as a tool for lower-level readers or those who have a problem with reading a lot of words stay engaged with the story and be able to participate in overall discussions on theme, characters, etc. It can also be used in a lesson where students can compare different story-telling formats and analyze the differences of manga versus prose. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each? Which do they personally prefer? Tons of possible lessons if you introduce a book like this to your classroom.

 

The Manga Classics version of The Scarlet Letter is a great read and definitely something to check out if you have a struggling reader who wants a bit of help getting through the story, or even if you just want to experience this story in a new format. Very well done — I recommend it.

Source: www.purplereaders.com/?p=2438
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text 2016-04-30 15:11
My April 2016
Love Me Never - Sara Wolf
Sidelined - Kendra C. Highley
Out of Play - Nyrae Dawn,Jolene Perry
Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter Softcover - SunNeko Lee,Luke Mehall;Gaelen Engler;Drew Thayer;Ashley King;Stacy Bare;Chris Barlow;Erica Lineberry;Brendan Leonard;Teresa Bruffey;D. Scott Borden,Crystal Chan,Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ein ganzes halbes Jahr - Jojo Moyes
Pieces of You and Me - Erin Fletcher
Divined (The Last Oracle Book 3) - Emily Wibberley
Love Me Never - 3 stars
Sidelined - 5 stars
Out of Play - 4 stars
Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter - 4 stars
Ein ganzes halbes Jahr - 5 stars
Pieces of You and Me - 3 1/2 stars
Divined (The Last Oracle Book 3) - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: Sidelined, Out of Play, Ein ganzes halbes Jahr, Divined (duh)

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Stopping the Noise in Your Head (it's just not a book that I want to read constantly), The 100, True Born

 

7 BOOKS!!! I'm actually really happy with that. I'm also really proud of myself for finally kicking myself to let go of Scintillate. Even though my laptop helped me. It just vanished from my epub reader and I wasn't going to download it again. So yeah. I can't take all the credit. It's not that the book is bad, the writing is really good, I just couldn't stand the characters and the way the story was going.

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review 2016-04-15 13:29
Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter
Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter Softcover - SunNeko Lee,Luke Mehall;Gaelen Engler;Drew Thayer;Ashley King;Stacy Bare;Chris Barlow;Erica Lineberry;Brendan Leonard;Teresa Bruffey;D. Scott Borden,Crystal Chan,Nathaniel Hawthorne

First things first: I received an ARC through NetGalley.

 

This is one of those classics that I always heard about but never got around to actually read it. So when I saw this in Manga format on NetGalley, I was like "Heck yes! I'm in.", cause I read Emma as a Manga before and I really enjoyed it.

 

Of course this Manga doesn't have the depths that the book may has but it still got the point across. I loved the story and I really liked the art work. I really need to buy these in the finished version, cause they are just so beautiful. I want them ALL!!!!

 

 

 

 

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