★★—The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Finally finished it. I was just waiting for this book to end. I didn't like it. I found it confusing and hard to follow. I sympathized with Offred, but that was about it. I didn't like or truly care about any of the characters, except Offred's nameless daughter, who was a blip. There was no historical context from Offred, and by the time I got to the epilogue I no longer cared. I was bored. The society of Gilead ties with, if not overtakes, the society in the Hunger Games. It's a religious extremist society, which is infuriating. I don't like religious extremism, especially where women are told what they can and can't do with their bodies. In Gilead, they're required to have babies. That's all they're good for. Which is bullshit. I know I'm not supposed to like the governments in dystopian literature. But hell. Man or woman, I wouldn't want to live there. At least in other societies, women are allowed to keep their dignity and independence. But not here.