The Testaments

A Novel (The Handmaid's Tale #2)

448 pages

English language

Published Aug. 23, 2020 by Penguin Random House.


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5 stars (6 reviews)

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.

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

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5 stars

I loveeeeddd this book! I liked handmaid's tale when I read it, but was infuriated by the ending... Or the lack thereof. This book answers so many questions, furthers the story, and provides so much context for the original by providing multiple points of view by new characters in and out of Gilead.

I'm going to have to reread The Handmaid's Tale now with this new info and context in mind.

Definitely recommend, but read this after Handmaid's Tale, if you haven't read that one yet!

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  • Fiction, dystopian
  • Fiction, fantasy, general
  • Canadian fiction (fictional works by one author)