The Testaments

The Testaments Review

In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades.

When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her--freedom, prison or death.

With The Testaments, the wait is over.

Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story more than fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

"Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in." --Margaret Atwood

Title:The Testaments
Edition Language:English

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    The Testaments Reviews

  • Marchpane

    JOINT WINNER OF THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZEReturn to GileadCheck your expectations at the door: The Testaments is a highly entertaining page turner, but it is also probably quite different from whatever you...

  • Emily May

    I can sum it up simply: this book is not needed. I hoped that wouldn't be the case. I really really hoped Atwood had something important to add to the world of Gilead with this book, but she honestly ...

  • Tatiana

    I guess I'll have to be the one who says what nobody else is willing to say. This novel is terrible. I can't decide which work Atwood should be embarrassed for more - Angel Catbird, Vol. 1 or The Test...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    I haven't even finished season 2 of the tv show since it was so emotionally draining but here I am reading this!!...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Only two stars for the love of Aunt Lydia! If she wasn’t in this book, I could do something first by giving minus five stars to a book! See how I disliked and how I felt frustrated about this hope s...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    So I just found out about this, Margaret Atwood revealed it via twitter yesterday. I even had to create the book data myself on goodreads so I could write this update. I really did not see this coming...

  • Lisa

    "How tedious is a tyranny in the throes of enactment. It's always the same plot."So why does Margaret Atwood choose to tell the story again? That question has haunted me since I heard the announcement...

  • Felicia

    This was my most anticipated book for 2019.Wait... I should amend that statement...THIS WAS THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF MY MISERABLE FRIGGIN LIFE!And much like my life, it was an epic disappointment....

  • Justin Tate

    It's not easy being the most anticipated book of the year. I would argue that most of the negative reactions - including my own - are based largely on expectations. Since published in 1985, The Handma...

  • Meike

    Winner of the Booker Prize 2019 (together with Girl, Woman, Other)This is a flashy, placative, but also intelligent thriller, here to make some points about society and to entertain - it's certainly n...