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I had the privilege of meeting Margaret Atwood last year and found her to be brilliant. Because I really enjoyed Margaret Atwood’s book Hag-Seed, I wanted to read something else by her. I saw on Twitter that The Handmaid’s Tale was being made into a TV mini-series on Hulu so my decision on what to read next was made.
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Book Blurb via Goodreads
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.
I love the world this author created! There are the haves and the have nots; the people (Equals) that have Skill (magic) and those that don’t. The Equals are basically the royalty of the country and the other people, the commoners, go about their days. However, one twist is that everyone must serve 10 years as a slave to the Equals. Luke and Abi are siblings and are unexpectedly sent to different slave camps. Abi is trying to find a way to get Luke back with the family. What ensues is a wonderful story of rebellion, love, family, and revenge. There were some great characters in this book. The evil characters were colorful and easy to hate. It was easy to cheer for the good guys and then there are some characters that I am still unsure of their allegiance. I look forward to reading more of this story in the next book of the series.
Unfortunately, I did not finish this book. Even though, the story sounds interesting, this book just fell flat right away. I was hooked at the beginning by the girls’ murder and the clues left behind by one of them. However, as the story went on it became increasingly boring, confusing, and disturbing. I think this book had potential but just couldn’t keep my interest.