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This book reminds me very much of Juno of Taris, although it is the other way around because The Giver came first. I loved The Giver, and it was a text at a school I worked at, but I found that the students found it difficult to get into because the scenario was so foreign.

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The Giver (The Giver #1)The Giver by Lois Lowry

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book took me two days to read – on a weekend where I was INSANELY busy. I would have finished this in a day – no question. Lois Lowry’s The Giver is a powerful story, a natural precursor for younger readers before they tackle something like 1984 or Brave New World.
Jonas lives in a society where everything is pleasant and calm. Parents do not have their own children – they have to apply for them and if approved, they are given a child. There are women who have the children of course, but they are the dregs of this society – chosen at 12 as “procreators”, they bear 3 children each and then they work as labourers for the rest of their lives, never knowing their children. The old all live together and, at a designated time…

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