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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
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Jul 31, 2012

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Read from July 31 to August 06, 2012

A mix of the Handmaidens Tale, Orwell's 1984 and The Scarlet Letter. What would happen if the far right conservatives had their way? First by genetically coloring people's skin according to their crime and second making abortion a crime of murder. The premise is scarily not far from what could happen if the religious right gained control. The main character was a good christian girl Hannah who fell in love with a married Reverend then has an abortion. Waking up a red Chrome and how to survive. The half way house run by crazed religious zealots or survive on your own in a cruel world. The story worked till the last third where the author wasn't sure how to end it and added some silly twists.

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