This book should, and I predict will, stand along side Handmaid’s Tale, 1984 and Only Ever Yours for its speculative commentary on society and the dangers of censorship and gender politics.
The book’s narrative will have anyone reading bringing it up in comversation; it’s haunting premise will ensure everyone wants to pass on the book in some attempt at prempting it’s possible outcome. The scary part is that it is a possibility and while history does tell us that women have been oppressed, the fear is that it will return full circle.
The exploration of the impact of religion is quite interesting and something I personally wanted to know more. I love that it doesn’t necessarily say that it’s religions fault and is very clear in stating it’s the interpretation of one and the following of individuals. Had the narrative not focused on the one character, I’d have loved to have see the leader’s rise to power; which is a testament to the writer and her ability to build a world with potential beyond the one book.
That said, I loved the protagonist; she’s all of us and the true Suffergette of Vox.