by Margaret Atwood
I was curious to read this book since I am an avid fan of the show, and I am very glad that I did. I enjoyed reading some of the moments from the book that they translated onto the screen and seeing what they decided to do with those scenes. It was interesting to see that some of the characters in Atwood’s book were depicted differently (Serena was much older), which made it harder to picture in my mind’s eye, and I am thankful for the changes the producers made in the show. However, I am sure that if I had read the book first, I would undoubtably be singing a different tune. Reading this book gave the whole world of Gilead a different perspective, since instead of living in the moment, it was more of a case study of a failed experiment, which was a great twist for me. I am eager to read her sequel when it comes out in September.