Atonement


atonementTitle: Atonement
Author: Ian McEwan
Finished: June 1, 2009
Pages: 351
Published: 2001

One of the 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Atonement tells the story of a young girl, Briony, who witnesses multiple events she does not understand in her young age, that lead her to making the wrong accusation, therefore ruining her sister’s chance of true happiness.

While told mainly through Briony’s point of view, the first part of the book alternates between the characters to give the reader Briony’s idea of what happened but also the real story.

Bound to be a classic one day, this amazing story of mistakes, love, trial and error, and of all atonement, was hard to put down as I kept reading to find out how similiar the movie was to the book, if it evoked the same emotion, and it did. Not very often anymore does a book translate completely in the film, but this one appears to do so, even at the end.

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