Ah, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne's beautiful (but long-winded) criticism of Puritanical rigidity which delves into the human mind and heart. We are ending the semester with the study of this complex and challenging American classic, so everybody get excited for illicit affairs, a surprise pregnancy, a demon child, devils in the forest, a cloth letter "A" with supernatural qualities (like deflecting arrows, for instance), revenge plots, and deeply hidden secrets. The Scarlet Letter is everything you'd want in an episode of Jerry Springer and more. And if you thought Regina George was a bully, wait until you see the treatment Hester Prynne gets from the original mean girls--harsh Puritan women. So, it is time to open your books, put on your thinking caps, and leave all of your pre-conceived notions behind. Let's read!