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Friday, February 16, 2024

The Giver by Lois Lowry

 The Giver by Lois Lowry is a dystopian tale of a communist-type society where the governing elders take over every part of the community and people are left with no personal choices.

From the cover:
Life in the community where Jonus lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers product Newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units: one male and one female to each. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. The community is a precisely choreographed world  without conflict, inequality, divorce, unemployment, injustice or choice. . .