The Power

By Naomi Alderman


10/10 - What a phenomenal book. This book starts not long from now on the "Day of the Girls" when electric power awakens in girls of all ages. Women start to exert this power and begin to take over the world. Here's an NPR review (no major spoilers) and here's my favorite quote from that review: "what a man reads as a horrifying dystopia, a woman reads as a fairly accurate state of the world as it is today." I couldn't agree more with that summation and highly encourage everyone to read it! It's definitely an ode to feminism and girl-power, but it's such a good social commentary that anyone would get something from this book.