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I started reading this book on a whim, having found it in Waterstones and been intrigued by the cover. It’s pretty obvious that I love reading, but I tend to shy away from the classics, opting instead for more modern offerings. And so it was a surprise to me when I wanted to read this one.

On the whole, I did enjoy this book, as much as it can be enjoyed but I did like Plath’s engaging and realistic writing tone. The story is dark, intriguing but the language is, occasionally, very much of its time. It is, for that reason, that I found this book to be somewhat jarring. There are moments of racist language and while it is of the era, it can be somewhat uncomfortable.

I did, mostly, enjoy this book and so, to that end, I would give it a 3.5 out of a possible 5 stars.