The Giver is a story of a boy named Jonas who lives in a community with no pain, no heartache, and no choices. It’s perfect, no one gets hurt. On the day he becomes a twelve, Jonas is assigned the role of “Receiver of Memory”. His job will be to hold the memories of the entire world, including all the pain and suffering his fellow community members are ignorant to.
This novel is the perfect representation of safety versus freedom. Is it better to never know pain but have no choices, or live with the possibility of making the wrong choice but have freedom to make those decisions. It’s an extremely deep story with a very vague ending.
If you love deep thought stories with philosophical themes, than this is a great book to read. I recommend everyone read The Giver regardless but its better for people with an open mind.
I give this book a 5 out of 5.
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