The Power

Naomi Alderman

Shelfie Score: 57%

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Publisher: Viking
Pages: 352


SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 ORWELL PRIZE What if the power to hurt were in women's hands? Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - teenage girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed.

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I don't really want to go into my thoughts because I can't without spoiling it. Just want to say if you pick this up READ ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, especially the letters at the beginning and the end of the book.

Ann Fernandez

I disliked the characters, the world seemingly developed too quickly for my taste, and I just couldn't enjoy this book the way I thought I would.


Man, I don't even know how to describe this book. An interesting look at what the world would be like with only one gender in power... women. Some of the analogies are a little heavy handed, but this is tied up nicely and very, very interesting.


Bookaxe Characteristics for The Power

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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