Kid reviews for The Testaments: The Handmaid's Tale, Book 2

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age 16+

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Parents say

age 18+

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Kids say

age 15+

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age 15+

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.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 15+

Amazing book!!

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.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence