Set in Georgia just before the outbreak of the Civil War through Reconstruction, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell follows Scarlett O’Hara as she navigates a changing country and changes in herself. The book is divided into five sections running from Scarlett being a carefree sixteen year old living on a plantation to twelve years later when she has burned so many bridges and has no one who really cares about her, but, being Scarlett, she vows to rise from her past because tomorrow is another day.
Gone with the Wind is very long, but totally worth reading. The story draws you in and even though Scarlett is not a very likable person, you can’t help but root for her and hope that next time she’ll make better decisions. The characters are well fleshed out and it’s easy to care about them and what happens to them. I can see why this book continues to be the favorite of so many even 79 years later. I highly recommend it!
5 (out of 5) Stars
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