I picked this book up unexpectedly while passing it by in the bookstore. I wasn’t even planning on buying it but I have seen it so many times and I have always been intrigued by the premise.
I can’t say I liked this book because I feel like I would be saying I liked what happens in it. But I will say this is a very important novel about important issues surrounding women. I was uncomfortable reading through it yet I had to keep on. I knew I was reading something that matters.
This is also my first Atwood book. I have to say she deserves all the acclaim she gets; this novel is written in first person narrative in a stream of conscious kind of way. It is very effective for the story because of the intensity of the plot. I think it really highlighted the anxiousness I felt while reading it.
I really loved the ending and its ambiguity. I loved the historical notes at the end. I think this was so well thought out and it would have to be in order for people to buy into what happens. And I did. Even days after reading it I still think about it which makes this book an A for me. I recommend this to anyone interested in dystopias, women’s issues, or just good books.