The Giver by Lois Lowry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Once I picked this up I couldn't put it down until I finished it. It's very similar to Anthem but with a lot more character development, it lets you feel the horror of the situation more. It's a dystopian, young adult, science fiction, political allegory and I do feel like all my emotions were manipulated for some purpose that's less clear to me than Anthem was. Possibly it has some anti-Anthem points in it? (Being too unique and independent from your family is a danger?) But still, I liked it.
On a separate note, it's horrifying. I can't believe they make kids read this in school or what sense they might make of it without any relevant history to compare to the allegory.
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