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Handmaid’s. The women forced to bear children in Gilead. Offred is one of them. Through her eyes, readers see how ugly the world becomes. In a broken society women don’t have a voice. Their opinions no longer matter. There’s no escape. So, Offred must fight back.
If you enjoyed reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, you’re in luck!
These YA books like the handmaid’s tale have similar themes. Dystopian futures, violent governments, and women who beat the odds. Though their worlds are bleak, the women in these stories are survivors. They’ll fight tooth and nail for what’s right. No matter the cost!
This will be the perfect book list to hold you over until season 4 of The Handmaid Tale releases on April 28th, 2021. I picked up The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren and The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. I can’t wait to start reading them!
Here are some books for fans of the handmaid’s tale.
YA Books Like the Handmaid’s Tale
Vox by Christina Dalcher
100 words per day. That’s how many words the government permits women to speak. Dr. Jean can’t believe it. Especially in a place like America. Not long after, women are forbidden from reading and writing. Dr. Jean refuses to let this happen to her daughter. So she fights back.
Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
Serina Tessaro has dedicated her life to become a Grace. The perfect woman. It’s an honor in her society. But Serina must give up on her dream to save her sister, Nomi. Now that Serina has taken on Nomi’s secrets, the sisters have to save each other before it’s too late.
The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle
It’s 2090. America has isolated from the outside world. This is the new normal. While on a scouting mission, two friends discover something forbidden. Books from before. Within the books, they learn about America before the Seclusion happened. Curious, they decide to go on a dangerous roadtrip.
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Lauren is barely surviving with her family in Los Angeles. Her father is a pastor. He’s determined to bring hope to their struggling community. Lauren’s life changes when her entire family is killed. Now alone, she must fight to survive in a violent place.
Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
Innovations Academy houses the perfect girls. They’re beautiful and quiet. Carefully trained to become the perfect woman. They aren’t allowed to have opinions. Or talk much at all. The girls start to fight against the system. They want to be free.
Similar YA Books
The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren
Miriam is under strict care at New Jerusalem. It’s the only safe place in America. Miriam is happy to be alive. When it’s her time to have a ceremony, she can’t wait to marry her love. But everything goes wrong. Miriam is given to another man. Confused, she begins to question everything.
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
The girls from Garner County believe they’re powerful. They believe they can seduce any man. To become pure, they’re exiled on their 16th birthday. During that time they must release their sin and come back pure. Then find a husband. Tiernay is 16. Her time has come.
Power by Naomi Alderman
The world gets flipped upside down. Teen girls have the ability to overpower everyone. Physically. This shift leads to an unstable world.