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Review: Atonement

Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday! 🙂 Today I’ll be looking at Ian McEwan’s novel Atonement.

I had to read this for one of my classes in University. I don’t remember the name of the class, something to do with Contemporary Narrative or other. I had two classes that were similar, one that I had to take as it was part of the core courses, the other as an elective; this novel was read in the elective class in case you were wondering. I will be looking back at novels I read in the core class in weeks to come.

Read: February 2013
Rating: 3 Stars


Atonement by: Ian McEwan: A novel broken into four parts is about a little 13-year-old girl named Briony who thinks what she sees is what happens, and ends up putting an innocent man in jail. Throughout the years she tries to make up for it. The novel is written well and the reader can follow along throughout the parts; it’s not until the last part that takes place many, many years later that it’s a bit confusing. But the ending aside, the novel written in three different parts has the effect on the reader to know what is going on. It helps to separate what happens throughout the time span of the novel. Though many argue if that last part should have been included. It’s up to you to decide.


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