What if all the girls in the world woke up with the power to electrocute men with a touch of their hands? In The Power, Naomi Alderman presents us with an alternative reality – or could it be the future? – that feels very real.
The novel is both a reminder of the power every girl carries within her, and a cautionary tale to not make the same mistakes twice. After all, a female dictator is just as bad as a male one.