Friday, August 20, 2010

Testimony by Anita Shreve

Testimony (Hardcover) by Anita Shreve Testimony by Anita Shreve 688398Mary's review Aug 20, 10

rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is not a happy book, but it is excellent and thought provoking. It tells the story of a "mistake" involving 5 students and two adults at a private school from the point of view of each of the students, the parents, teachers, headmaster, and other characters. The consequences of the mistake, which is of a sexual nature, are far-reaching and devastating. It might be slightly overdone, but probably not. It's pretty amazing. I don't want to spoil it. The voices and characterizations are very well done. I really enjoyed/appreciated this book.

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