Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind
Scarlett The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind Author:Alexandra Ripley Using the elements and events set in motion in Margaret Mitchell's novel, rich with surprises and exciting developments, Scarlett is an irresistable and colorful read that stands on its own, even as it satisfies our longing to reenter the world of Gone with the Wind. Here then is its worthy successor, a book to treasure and savor as long as Scar... more »lett and Rhett have a place in our hearts...Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind.« less
This was a better-than-average attempt at a sequel, and considering that it was not written by the author of the original, it's pretty good. However, it does not rise to the level of the original. Gone With the Wind is true literature - wonderful, readable literature, but literature nonetheless. This book is ... not. Few sequels can stand up to the original, and this one is no exception. It's a fun read, but it doesn't have the depth and breadth of the original.
Everyone told me not to bother with this book but I found it at the thrift store for a quarter and figured, what the heck. I completely loved it. It was Scarlett to a T. It had adventures and predicaments and Scarlett being Scarlett. Since I didn't expect much I didn't mind that Rhett isn't around in most of the book. Besides, when he is there, it's him to a T and he's wonderful. This book is about Scarlett growing up. I highly recommend it.
For anyone whoever read the first and original" Gone With The Wind" I am sure that they found this book a big disappointment as much as I did. The movie for this book was a joke too. I do not recommend it at all.