what i’m reading {the handmaid’s tale}

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale{description from Shelfari}

In the world of the near future, who will control women’s bodies? Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets in which signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant because, in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days before: when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…. Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

{my thoughts}

I was told by my 2 english teacher friends that I had to read this book. So I did. When I first started reading, I was a little confused about what was going on but eventually it made more sense. I think this is an interesting concept about what could happen in the future but seems pretty extreme. I was curious to keep reading to find out what would be happening next and what would eventually happen to all of the characters. I would recommend this to people who like reading dystopian novels because it definitely is an interesting read.

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