A Book I Recommend: Mrs. Bonnett
Set in both the Second World War and present day, we follow Briony, a bright young girl with a flair for storytelling. As Briony matures, she reflects on her past through a different lens and realises that her childhood notions were marred with childish fantasies and imagination. If Briony’s childhood declaration could be changed, how different would the characters’ lives in the novel be?
Atonement is McEwan’s most popular book, and for good reason; you will not want to put it down. The book will cause a visceral reaction that will stay with you long after the pages are closed.