I was chosen for World Book Night and I got my first choice book!
I’m excited to just wander around my city handing out copies of this amazing and ever-important book.If you haven’t yet read it, I highly recommend it.
“Published in 1985, it echoes Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World, but a vibrant feminism drives Atwood’s portrait of a futuristic dystopia. In the Republic of Gilead, we see a world devastated by toxic chemicals and nuclear fallout and dominated by a repressive Christian fundamentalism. The birthrate has plunged, and most women can no longer bear children. Offred is one of Gilead’s Handmaids, who as official breeders are among the chosen few who can still become pregnant.” (from goodreads.com)