I honestly didn't know what to expect from this book. Even though it had a rather interesting plot line, I knew it is an old book, and therefore probably written in a style that didn't appeal to me. All in all though, I really enjoyed this. The story itself was wonderful, and even though the writing was a bit archaic and hard to follow in places, the tale itself made up for it. It's not at the top of my favorite book list, but overall, I enjoyed The Scarlet Letter.