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The Giver is one of the first dystopian novels I've read that's more along the lines of a utopia. The world in this book was a place created in an attempt to make the perfect society where everyone is exactly equal. To try to keep people satisfied with this life they erased everyone's memories of the past, except for one person, the keeper of memories, so that they wont make the same mistakes as people in the past.
This book has great writing, plot, and character development. The story is one of my all time favorites. And I highly recommend it to everyone.