The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I decided to read this book as a challenge to a fellow member of my marching band. He had to read it for homework, and I wanted to see if I could read it faster then him (I did). I also wanted to see if there was a real reason he was not reading it (it was boring) or if he was just avoiding it (but it was interesting). It turns out that this is horribly boring and does not seem to have any plot. This is definitely a book to read at school or with a book club because it needs a lot of discussion. It does bring up some very interesting points about women’s rights, but it is also very sexual considering the book is told from the perspective of a Handmaid, who has to get pregnant by her Commander or her life would be in danger. This book is an old dystopian and the whole time the narrator is reminiscing about her past and how she got to here. This is very different then a lot of dystopian books. Most of the books are about “now” and the future. This book is about “now” and the past. This reminiscing made it confusing at times because of the way that it jumps back and forth. The epilogue explains a lot, but is also very abstract and leaves a lot of questions unanswered, but would have been more useful at the beginning. I would not recommend this book unless you are at least a Junior in High School and have a book club to debate about women’s rights with.

 

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