REVIEW: Gone With the Wind


Title: Gone With the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Finished: December 31, 2009
Pages: 1024
Published: 1936
Format: Paperback

This masterpiece took me quite awhile to read but now that I have finished I couldn’t have been happier than to drag out the journey and love story of Scarlett and Rhett as long as I did.

I absolutely loved the book. The movie was nearly very true to the story, aside from a couple major character differences, but overall the theme and feeling remained the same.

The epic tale of Gone With the Wind tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara -madly in love with a man she can’t have. She makes choices out of jealousy, frustration, hatred and love – most of them completely wrong and in the end hurts her more.

The book covers a long span of time during the American Civil War. Scarlett, a spoiled girl, suddenly finds herself living a life unexpected, unselfish and tending to others more than herself. She mistakes love for hatred on many occasions, choosing the wrong man more than once, and finds herself relying on only one thing to keep her safe – Tara.

It’s hard to describe this amazing book without giving away plot points, especially since there are a couple that are not in the movie. It’s an epic love story, with romance and war, every element for man and woman to enjoy. I don’t remember feeling sad or crying at the end of the film but by the end of the book my heart was breaking for the torment and trials of Scarlett – wishing for once she would have the happiness she so badly wanted.

*challenges: 2009 100+ challenge, 999×2 challenge, 2009 1% well read challenge, 2009 tbr challenge, chill baby chill, monthly mixer mele, project fill in the blanks, tbr stack

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11 responses to “REVIEW: Gone With the Wind

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  10. Cheryl

    I thought it was a really mediocre book.

  11. Nice review! I love this book – I just did a blog post on my top five favorite books, and this was up there.

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