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Review: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Monday, December 7, 2015
Why I chose this book: 
Though I have heard many things about this book over the years, I never picked it up. Actually, I don’t think I ever would have picked it up if it were not for the fact that it was required reading for my Women in Literature class. Having said that, I don’t think I will properly be able to explain how much I loved this book and yet hated it at the same time, and how much Atwood’s words really messed with my head.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 
Publisher: Anchor Books
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Adult, Dystopian
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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 valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years 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... (Goodreads)

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