The United States gets replaced by the Republic of Gilead and the reproduction rates are super low. To combat this Handmaids are assigned to bear the children of elite couples. The story follows a handmaid assigned the name Offred. Her rights are heavily restricted and stripped of her old life. As the story goes on we meet the handmaids that are a part of a group to try and escape. Although escaping isn’t that easy in Gilead. There are guards and strict rules and punishments and it is too risky to be so reckless. I really liked this book because it showed the reality of a dystopia and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it. I think that it is a great read and very action packed but can be a bit slow at times. I recommend this book to anyone who likes thrilling books.
Apr 7, 2022