by Naomi Alderman
Summary: In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there’s a rich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power – they can cause agonising pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly.
This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday TimesYoung Writer of the Year and Granta Best of British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world.
Source: I purchased a hardcover
The Power was such a great book! It was thought provoking and definitely one that I recommend for book clubs, as it sparks such great discussion. It didn’t go how I thought it would. In the beginning, it felt like a story about women finally having power and all of the great things we would do with it, but it was more of a cautionary tale. Would women create an equal world or would we abuse our power once we were on top? Are men and women really that different? Are gender roles based on biology or who is in power?
I really enjoyed the book and highly recommend it!