I'll be honest-in the beginning I expected this book to be trash. BUT....we we reading it in school do I didn't quit reading it. It turned out to be really good! The Giver teaches us about what would happen if the government controlled our society-like completely controlled it. What would happen if we could't make choices. What happened if they chose when we were born, the job we could have, even who we marry! But then again, no one is hungry. Everyone has a job. And sudden deaths rarely happen. Jonas sees this as a perfect community...until he is selected as a giver. That changes it all.
This is truly a life-changing story. It really grabs how people with disabilities are treated bad and get bullied just because they can't do regular things like walk, talks eat, drinks on their own but truly they are the same on the inside. They all have feelings and I they understand if they get bullied. This is shown in this book. I recommend this book if you like some books that have sadness in them.