I read The Handmaid’s Tale in high school, and I was so drawn into the world of Offred and Gilead that I must have read that book at least five times. I was such a fangirl, that when the show came out on Hulu, I couldn’t get into it. The world in my head didn’t jibe well with what I was seeing on the screen. Finally, I got over myself and binged Seasons 1 and 2 like a crazy woman. Although, I am starting to believe that the real world is getting a little too close to Gilead’s theocracy, so I don’t know how much of an escapist pleasure the continuing series will really be. For those of you like me anticipating the continuation of the series in Season 3, we will have to get our dystopian fix with these great reads between episodes.
This post was originally published on GetLiterary.com.