Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Reading Challenge Book Review: The Awakening
This is (at least in my humble opinion) brilliantly written. It's set at the end of the 19th century and it follows the journey of Edna Pontellier as her views towards her life, and what makes her happy change dramatically. She rejects the expectations that others have around her to play her role in society as wife and mother to follow her own path.
Chopin really brings her characters to life and it makes for a very interesting read. I will admit I didn't like the end though, even though I am one who always advocates for more true to life endings in stories this one got to me because I got very caught up in her story and I was rooting for a happy ending.