Offred is a handmaid beneath the brand new Republic of Gilead. She will be able to solely go away the home as soon as a day to get meals, she is accompanied by one other handmaid and surrounded by guards to make sure she doesn’t try an escape. The grocery store has photos as an alternative of indicators as a result of ladies are now not allowed to learn. Offred should carry out “the ceremony” as soon as a month and hope her commander will get her pregnant- as a result of ladies are solely of worth if they will produce kids. However Offred remembers a time before- time when she was June Osbourne. She had her personal job, her personal cash and her personal loving husband who she shared a life with. She had a daughter who she adored and guarded. That is the story of her life each earlier than and through Gilead.
I obtained this guide after watching the primary sequence of the TV present. The guide follows the occasions of season 1. I adored this guide. Not as a result of the story was completely happy however as a result of it exhibits what can occur when a gaggle of individuals with excessive concepts are given energy. It’s fascinating to learn a guide set sooner or later. The story is informed in two totally different time frames- earlier than and through Gilead and it exhibits how when folks didn’t take discover issues out of the blue modified. In the future June misplaced her job as a result of ladies may now not work, then she couldn’t entry her checking account after which ladies are being gathered up based mostly on their fertility. We don’t actually see the depth of June’s character that we see on the present however that’s comprehensible as a result of the present has moved previous the occasions of the guide. I actually really feel like all people ought to learn this book- it actually modified my world outlook. So wanting ahead to the discharge of the sequel, the testaments, later this month.