November 18, 2020
Very similar to the original
The Testaments is almost a carbon copy of The Handmaid's Tale in terms of violence or uncomfortable topics. I'd say because of the story-line (and the outcome of the book) it isn't as creepy as the original. However, to read this book you must have read the original, and therefore I'd say this book should be for more mature readers, who don't get scared at blood, forced marriages or false realities etc.
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March 18, 2020
It is a great novel! The book "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood is complex and dense: if you have heard anything of "The Handmaid's Tale" you know that the author describes with detail the horrible reality of women living in "Gillead". In this imaginary reality, the characters suffer through violence and struggle, since the oppressive religious dictatorship excludes and marginalizes a great part of the population. Although the book is of heavy content, it offers good messages and role models, offering teens loads to think about and talk with their families. It opens windows for discussions related to: gender equality, sexual abuse, violence, dictatorship and religion.