Anita Shreve is incredibly gifted at creating powerful, distinct voices that intertwine to reveal the details of a sex scandal at a private high school academy. While the reader is aware that nothing but tragedy can come out of the event, its development is heartbreaking. Shreve artfully plays with time and point of view to create a portrait of causes, actions, and resonating consequences set in a small town with a school where adults and adolescents alike learn harsh lessons. The novel is a quick but fulfilling read. Testimony is my first by Anita Shreve, and I will definitely be checking out her others.
Horrible, boring, stagnant. The whole flipping back and forth between narrators... no cohesive train of thought. Gave me a headache.
i loved it.... it showed how one lie can ruin several people's lives, not just one or two. it was hard to read and very graphic, but i liked it alot just the same.