It's rare that I read a book that is so realistic that it scares me. With our current political landscape, medical rights being removed from women, religion trumping democracy, and the current debates regarding gun control, this short story is becoming more and more relevant every day.
People will either love it or hate it, either seeing the realism of what our country is currently moving toward, or refusing to see the truth around them. Either way, this is a well-written story told by an author who has stripped the blinders off and has the courage to show a future that people won't want to see.
Like Cara, we have a choice in our future. I view this story as a wake-up call: if we ignore what is going on around us, we could someday find ourselves in Cara's shoes.