The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood This world was definitely scary, but completely unbelievable to me. The way things evolved to get to that point didn't seem realistic at all to me. From what I gathered, it all started cause of a terrorist attack right? Then they started slowly taking the rights away. I'm not sure how they went from that to WOMEN HAVE NO RIGHTS. What the heck? It seemed to come completely out of nowhere

And yeah, I completely agree that it was enraging how cool with everything her husband seemed. "Ohhh we'll get through it together!" Um, no?

But at the same time, I don't feel like the main character really seemed too bothered by it either. Sure she seemed irritated and depressed she couldn't work any more, but there was no fight in her at all!

That was something that bothered me a lot throughout the book. Her lack of fight. She just lets herself get pushed in all these directions and never stands up for herself. Sure she is depressed about things in her head, but her only course of rebelling is to steal tiny nick-nacks from her owners? I would hope that if I were in this position as well that I would be more like Moira, or at least a mixture of the main character and Moira. I would definitely fight it when my rights first started getting taken away.. but if things continued and my life was endangered if I didn't follow, then I would probably be more like the main character but with Moira screaming in my head XD

I really enjoyed how the story was told. Going back and forth and revealing small bits of information at a time was fun for me. It was like a puzzle where I was given one piece at a time and needing to slowly put it all together to get the full picture. I was very intrigued to find out more information the entire way through.

I would give this a 3.5. I enjoyed it but it wasn't one of my all-time favorites. And one of the things that is needed for me to give a book a 5/5 is for me to fall in love with the characters. There were no characters that I loved at all in this story, so that was the drawback for me.