One of my favorite books of all time is Margaret Atwood's, Oryx and Crake. I first read this book junior year of college for my english class and fell in LOVE. And the other day I was out of things to read so I dusted it off and read it again!
This book is a futuristic take on the everyday lives of Americans, from the eyes of one character, Snowman. But, it isn't sci-fi and outlandish. It's actually a story that could come true and in fact, many times I would stop and reflect on the similiarites between this futuristic chaos and the world as we know it today. Think Fahrenheit 451 but instead of banishing books, this story wipes out the human soul and devastates science. Snowman's story is one of fighting through the artificiality of his old life and learning how to cope with his new, more solitary life among the Crakers. If you want to read about the effects of cross-breeding pigs and racoons (Pigoons) and rats and skunks (Rakunks), you should read this book! And if you think chicken nuggets are gross, how about chiki-nobs?!
Everyone should read this book! It is a serious page turner!!! Let me know if you want to borrow it!