The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, is a dystopian style novel where women have no rights and must abide by the rules of men. Offred, a handmaid, is placed in a home with a commander where she is used for her fertility to give the commander and his wife the child they are incapable of having. The Republic of Gilead has eyes on everyone and everything but many people will risk their life in order to escape into the normal world again. This book is great for those who like the reading about possible futures and new world ideas. It also captures readers' imaginations and may interest those who like the study of politics and culture. I enjoyed the dystopian aspect of this novel and how it used a totalitarian government in order to provide perspective on different political powers.