The Handmaid's Tale
By Margaret Atwood
Why this book?
I first read this incredible blend of page-turning thriller and dystopian vision when I was seventeen, and again several times since. What I find particularly moving, is Margaret Atwood fictionalized real-life scenarios from societies that changed virtually overnight to impose brutal restrictions on women. It’s a story that is in many ways, all too real, and it changed my way of understanding places in the world with strict regimes.
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