Set in a dystopian Puritan society, people in the US now live in the Republic of Gilead. The main character, Offred, is a handmaiden to the Commander. In a new time where births are getting more and more uncommon, handmaidens such as Offred are valued for their abilities to give birth. In Gilead, women are not allowed to read, write, drive, or assume any activities from their life post-Gilead(today’s society). The culture Margaret Atwood creates is eerily haunting and shows the critique of society and its relations to women. This book is best suited for those who enjoy dystopian fiction.