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Folly

Folly - Marthe Jocelyn Told in an authentic voice, Folly is an eye-opening look at not only the ramifications of our choices, but also 19th Century English society. Jocelyn immediately captured my attention with her eye for detail. The setting, the language, the personality were all fantastic. It was like I was given a glimpse into the heart of this society.Folly is a novel that, for some, may be a bit difficult to get into. As I said previously, Jocelyn uses fairly authentic language. Using the language in this way, both helps and hinders the novel. It helps by making the reader feel transported into the novel. The characters are more realistic. The setting is easier to relate to. On the flip side, it does take a little getting use to. In the beginning of the novel, I absolutely had the hardest time reading Folly. And my 21st Century brain rallied against reading sentences that begin with, "I were" or "That were." However, as I got deeper into the novel, I began notice that these sentence structures became less and less obvious, and I was able to completely immerse myself into the beauty of Folly.Folly, quite simply, took my breath away. I am in awe of Jocelyn's writing ability. And the fact that I became so emotionally attached to this novel. Folly is a beautifully written novel that will stay with you long after you read it.