- Author – Margaret Atwood
- Publisher – Penguin Random House
- Pages – 419
In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaids Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalised readers for decades.
When the van door slammed on Offreds future at the end of The Handmaids Tale readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments the wait is over.
Having only just read The Handmaids Tale prior to this, luckily I didn’t have to wait very long at all for the sequel. Lucky for me. Had I have had to wait a decade for these answers I would have been incredibly disappointed. In a way I still am disappointed.
Both The Handmaids Tale and The Testaments are not my usual read but I was hooked when reading The Handmaids Tale, it was like a breath of fresh air to read something different and still be so drawn in with the story and the characters, I connected to the characters in The Handmaids Tale more so than any other book. When I finished the book I was gutted it was left on such a cliff hanger but so glad I could just go home and pick up the sequel and pick up where I left off.
This was not the case, it didn’t pick up from the ending of The Handmaids Tale and felt like it was just an entire different novel but with the same main subject. That doesn’t mean to say it wasn’t a good read. I enjoyed the book and I loved the style and way it was written. It was like a diary of three different girls that all tied in together at the end, It was enjoyable and I did son find myself hooked and drawn into each of the stories wanting and needing to find out what happens, it could have been just a separate novel, as sequels go it was pretty poor and I was expecting so much more out of it.