- Funny Moments: In Watch, Bashira admits to trying to influence Caitlin's romantic life because she's in an Arranged Marriage and "I have to live vicariously through you."
Webmind: Join the club.
- Hollywood Homely: Averted with Caitlin's boyfriend; he has a harelip. It's been surgically corrected, but it's still visible.
- Nightmare Fuel: The suicide scene in the second book is horrifying in its believability. The flashback to it in the third book, which presents it in the format of the livestream chat it is, is arguably even worse.
- Sci Fi Ghetto: Lampshaded with Caitlin's argument with her English teacher over whether The Handmaid's Tale is science fiction:
It can't be science fiction, young lady - if it were, we wouldn't be studying it!