The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood It took me awhile to work up the nerve to read this book. I was worried that it would be too heavy on my heart. I'm glad I finally took the time. What happens in it is scary, but it's a great book. The way the story is written with the character like she is actually telling the reader the story makes it feel more personal. Mine was a recent copy so it also had a note from the author written after the tv series was already in the works. She answers frequently asked questions. It also has an essay type piece written by someone else discussing and explaining different bits. Both of those additions really helped me sort my thoughts. In the book, it's the future and America has become a land where women have no rights. All the equality we would expect is gone. Also, because of toxicity in the environment, lots of people can't have children anymore so the women that can are just used as breeders. Pretty freaky. Definitely worth reading.