by Christina Dalcher
Women in the US lose their rights very quickly when the political climate changes in this dystopian novel. Along with losing all their rights, women also lose their voices when they are no longer allowed to speak. Each woman and girl is issued a device to wear that counts their words. They are allowed to speak 100 words a day, and if they go over, they suffer terrible shocks.
The beginning of the book is about the state America is in and how it came about. The second half of the book is a little more exciting and leaned more toward a thriller.
I enjoy dystopian novels and was looking forward to this one. The premise of women and girls losing their voices was very interesting, and what drew me to this novel. Unfortunately, I didn’t love it. The story was disjointed, and the characters were unbelievable and unlikable. The most interesting parts of the book were those that dealt with linguistics.
I received a copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.