The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood was recently made into a movie, which I have not seen and probably won’t, a I don’t watch movies made from books. They always change things I feel they shouldn’t, and my ideas of characters and such don’t usually match.
Anyway, I would categorize this novel as a dystopia, in which there is a repressive government that forces individuals to all be the same, do the same, follow the same, but which in turn causes some individuals to question that structure and challenge what has been set out for them to follow. There are so many great novels in this genre, such as The Giver by Lois Lowry and 1984 by George Orwell. Here is a list from Epic Reads of books to read if you like The Handmaid’s Tale, but if you like dystopias, this is a good list for ideas of where to go next.
Stretch your reading this summer! If this isn’t the type of book you normally read, try one. 🙂