Book Review – The Power by Naomi Alderman

Summary: All over the world women and girls are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain, and even death. And with this small twist of nature, everything changes drastically.

Ambitious and provocative, visceral and page-turning, award-winning author Naomi Alderman’s THE POWER at once takes us on a journey to an alternate reality and exposes our own world in bold and surprising ways.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Review: I read this book for a book club. At first, when the book was chosen, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. And, it did take me a few chapters to really get into it, but once I did – it was great.

My favorite character, ironically, was Tunde. I like how he was one of the few men who didn’t want to hurt the women, he just wanted to tell their story. I enjoyed reading his chapters the most.

My least favorite character was Mother Eve (Allie). It seemed, to me, that there was very little character development for her since almost everything she did was because of “the voice.” Was it really her? Who was the voice? Why was she hearing it?

I feel like the story is unfinished, though. There were many things that were happening throughout the book, a lot of buildup, but no real conclusion. I hope that means there will be a second book because there is a lot of unknown right now. I read that this is going to be a TV show soon, so maybe the show will answer some of the unfinished things in the book.

Highly recommend this book.

2 thoughts on “Book Review – The Power by Naomi Alderman”

    1. It’s a really good book! Highly recommend. And, if you read all the way through, including the author’s letters at the end, it does explain what happens to the world. But, I want to know what happened to the characters after the last chapter.

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