Posted by: JulieAloha | November 19, 2017

The Great Admissions Reading Challenge 2: Book 13: The Good Earth

Pearl S. Buck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Good Earth is a difficult read, not for its writing style or vocabulary, but for its truth to the culture of the place and time period; it’s uncomfortable to read how subjugated women were, mere chattel, in fact girls were considered slaves – though some were able to carve out bits of power within the confines of the societal structure. I appreciated the inner voice of the main character as he faced his own failings and flaws, and I found myself liking and disliking him at various times according to his actions – a very complex character.

Competed 11/19/17, current balance 169.5 points.

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