Sin Eater by Megan Campisi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Although I enjoyed the book and learnt a lot from it as I never knew such a thing ever happened, I found it hard to read and to be honest, a bit tedious ploughing through it at times as it can be quite a drain emotionally.
Based in the 16th Century in England.
It’s unique and the author has certainly done her work.
Little May was arrested for stealing bread and then given the job in jail of becoming a sin eater.
My poor heart broke when she had to have the letter “S” branded on her tongue.
Her job was listening to the confessions of the dying.
Again my heart broke when she was shunned and ignored as if not being seen ....unless.....she was wanted. Then she was treated so differently once needed.
It was such a dark, eerie gloomy set up which I found fascinating but completely awful.
But this book taught me things which I can’t ignore and like I said, never knew happened.
Started off strong, lagged a bit in places and at the end but certainly had some oh um moments.
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