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I found this to be quite an interesting read. In a seemingly utopian world, members of a perfect society have regular, ordinary jobs that they commute to and from each day, and kids go to school to learn. However, there are some things that may prove to be not so perfect. Members of this society can't see color. They don't know what color is. They can't experience pain or pleasure. There are, however, two people in this society that are an exception to all of those things. They can see color. They can experience pain and pleasure. They understand that their seemingly utopian society may truly be a dystopian society, blinding the members of this society from the truth of the past, the truth of the things beyond their society. These two people are the Giver, and Jonas, the Receiver of Memories. When Jonas begins to learn more and more about the truth of his society, and where he lives, he begins to form a plan to rebel, to run away from his society to try to figure out what's beyond his life. Will that work? Or will the 'executive leaders' of this so-called perfect little village do everything they can to stop him? Read this wonderfully intriguing novel to find out!
Note: I did read this novel twice, at different ages, and have interpreted it differently each time I read it. The review above is my overall impression of this wonderful novel by Lois Lowry.