This year I am combining Booking It 2012 with a Classics Reading Challenge. Booking It is more of an online book club where we share what we have read each month whereas the Back to the Classics Challenge has specific guidelines.
For my first classic I decided to read The Scarlet Pimpernel. It seems like I have recently read a lot of books that have to do with the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. The Scarlet Pimpernel is no exception. I really need to brush up on my knowledge of the French Revolution to get more out of these novels, but for the time being I am just enjoying the stories.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this novel! It is part love story, part mystery, and part adventure tale. The hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel, bravely confronts the Reign of Terror by rescuing aristocrats from the guillotine. His mysterious identity shocks those around him when his true self is revealed. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a true disguised super hero (similar to Superman)! The characters are well developed and memorable. While some of the plot is predictable, the story line held my interest. If you are looking for intrigue, romance, and adventure this novel would be a great pick!