THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood

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 whose 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….







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Comments: I did not finish this book, but I have heard it referenced a few times of late and so I checked out the cliff notes. Yah, um this book is not good. I hated its presentation. I did not connect with any of the characters and the dystopian story line is just so unbelievable. I did not like anything about it. (I read 3/4)


  1. Chloe Layman says

    I watched most of this movie and could not believe the way women were treated. My daughter told me that this book was a requirement for my granddaughter to read in her senior year in high school. I couldn’t believe that the school would make them read this book. What do you think about this?

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