The Scarlet Letter was completely different from what I expected. Well, I actually don't know what I expected but not this. I enjoyed reading it immensely.
It was a bit hard to get into (epsecially with the introduction) because of the old-fashioned language. But once I had gotten use to itI was hooked.
I don't know if I would have enjoyed reading The Scarlet Letter in school but I can understand why it is read so often: it has an extreme potential for discussion and interpretation, just the thing teachers love!