Day 24: “A book that you wish more people would’ve read”
I wish more people would read “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood! It’s about a woman called Offred who lives in a not-so-distant future in the country once known as America, where toxic chemicals have ruined parts of the world and the human race is in danger due to falling fertility rates. Women are divided into those who can bear children and those who can’t. Those who can are called “Handmaids” and shipped out to wealthy couples to have sex with the husband and produce a child and hand it to the couple, before being sent on to do the same again. Equality has gone out the window as both men and women are divided into classes and adopt certain roles. The plot follows Offred who explains how this situation came into being and she tries to escape it, while being haunted by the memories of her lost husband and daughter. The film is actually better than the book because it shows you far more graphically the horror of this future, although the book explains how it came about in more detail. It is both horrible and fascinating, and more people should read it!
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