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The Giver

The Giver - Lois Lowry I read this book after finishing The Hunger Games trilogy, and while I know some objected to the idea of Collins' books having been written for an adolescent audience, I have to say that The Giver was far more disturbing for me. The premise of the book: a world without choice, without beauty, without love, wholly devoid of real feeling, and without even the knowledge that those things were missing? Well, I found it utterly distressing. And as a mother of twins, the scene when Jonas' father "releases" one of the infant twins, simply for existing, left me literally shaking. This book was well-written, and I can see why it was an award winner. It would certainly make young people think, but it left me feeling ill.