The Giver: Review

The Giver is frequently on lists of top dystopian novels, and it is for me as well. It focuses on the seemingly idyllic life of a small community set in the future. Like in The City of Ember and The Village, not all is as it seems. The lead character is selected to replace the current Giver, a sort of tribal elder who holds knowledge of the past. Not only does he get information withheld from most, but once of a drug cocktail that keeps most of the population docile and unquestioning, he starts to notice and find other terrifying things about the community.

By the end of the novel, he has to decide how to resolve his increasing discomfort with the foundations on which the community is built.

The author has written several other novels in this same universe, which I look forward to reading.


  • Recommend? Yes
  • Buy as a gift? Yes

Last modified on 5 Sep 2022 by AO

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