Atonement, by Ian McEwan, has recently appeared on the big screen. Despite this, the book is undoubtedly on a level of its own. It is written through the eyes of a young girl who is forever changed by an event. Briony has just witnessed her sister, Cecilia, having a possibly dangerous encounter with their servant boy. Briony is in complete shock of this, and seeks to tell what she has seen. As I was reading this book, I couldn't help to compare it to the movie. Though, I quickly found out the book is written so vividly and built upon such real characters, it's bound to be one of your favorites. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking an unforgettable romance.
- Reviewed by Christina, grade 11.