Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Review -- Testimony

by Anita Shreve
Little, Brown, and Company, 2009
352 pages

Summary: Testimony is the story of a sex scandal that breaks out at a small New England private school and shows the repercussions through the eyes of the students and their parents.

Review: An intense novel that tackles a difficult subject through multiple characters, Testimony is a fantastic read. It is hard to feel sympathy towards many of the characters whose actions are met with the deepest consequences, but the author delves deep into each character so the reader can feel their emotion and understand their intent. At times a slow read, the book leaves the reader to contemplate how one act can change so many lives. Rating: ***1/2 out of 5.

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