The Power (Book Review)

Winner of the Bailey Women’s Prize for Fiction by Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman takes readers on a journey of a world where teenage girls seem to awaken suddenly with special powers- specifically the power to hurt and to kill with just a touch. What follows is a futuristic feminist novel which calls into question whether women would act any different from men if the tables were turned. Alderman writes:

While the beginning of the book was fun, it soon took a strange religious and dark turn as the power became institutionalized and the women began to dominate the world.

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