Monday, December 2, 2019

Review: The Testaments

The Testaments The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Re-enter Gilead 15 years after Offred's mysterious disappearance. The Testament's follow three interwoven narratives that slowly tell the story of Gilead's ultimate downfall.

Through three very different lenses, readers are exposed to the harsh realities of life in Gilead and the dreams of those who want to destroy it. Agnes Jemimah and Nicole's eyewitness testimonies provide glimpses into the naive yet uncertain world of young girls who've been brainwashed to believe in things that don't ring true in their hearts, while Aunt Lydia's first-person tales of survival, cruelty, and corruption reveal the true inner-workings of Gilead.

Though the story wrapped up a bit too neatly for my taste, it does bring some closure for readers who wanted to know more (and also for those who've watched the Hulu mini-series).

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