This awe-inspiring novel keeps you reading till the very last word, your anticipation is at its peak as you finish the final sentence. This story leaves you questioning the many different scenarios even after the last words have been read.
Being Magdalene is a heart-felt story of a young girl, Magdalene, who is trapped in the religious cult, The Children of the Faith, based in Nelson. It is run by evil Elder Stephen who believes he speaks from the lord. “The rule” is said to protect all members and will guide them on the path to salvation.
Being Magdalene continues telling the story of the Pilgrim family from Fleur Beale’s best-selling books, I Am Not Esther and I Am Rebecca. Being Magdalene tells of Magdalene who is navigating conflict within The Children of the Faith, whilst trying to protect her younger sister, strong-willed Zillah. Magdalene ponders about her identity, because the rule controls everything she does. The rule states she must be modest, seemingly, obey the leader at all times and never speak to worldly people. To break the rule is to inflict internal damnation on your soul.