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Feb 05, 2021amandajolievo rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The Giver is about an 11-year-old boy living in a utopian community where pain, fear, feelings, war, and lust doesn’t exist. Everyone looks the same and no one is allowed to judge others. People can’t have their own babies, instead, they are assigned to a family unit. There are assigned jobs for everyone including people who give birth to babies that are to be assigned to others. There is no freedom in this society and everything you do is watched. The protagonist is chosen to have a special job enduring all the memories of the past/real world, he receives a great load of pain from this job while everyone is ignorant of the past. I loved this book, it was highly interesting to the people in my class, and some even read ahead. This book was well written and every time you finish a chapter it leaves you wanting more. I definitely recommend this book to everyone!