Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
The Giver was the first dystopian book that I ever read and it has most definitely stuck with me through the years. I was introduced to The Giver in middle school and read it again within the past couple of years for college. After reading quite a bit of dystopian literature, I can truly see how this novel has influenced the YA dystopian literature that we see today. The Giver is such a haunting, disturbing yet beautiful story that leaves my heart pounding every time I finish.
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts?
If you haven’t read it, you should!