The Power; not as exciting as its premise

 

My rating: 2.5 stars (out of 5)

the powerThe Power by Naomi Alderman is a dystopian novel about teenage girls around the world who suddenly find they have incredible physical power and can inflict pain at the flick of a finger. It has some big ideas about feminism and how the world could change when women find they are suddenly in control of everything, where men become fearful and how it could go too far the other way. I usually love these kinds of science fiction novels with far-fetched ideas, but this was just way too silly and actually, I wasn’t interested enough to care about many of the main characters.


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