posted on Oct, 17 2004 @ 09:26 PM
It's an excellent book. I read it when I was a kid and have read it several times since. Probably the best book I read as a child.
it's like a version of Brave New World written for the younger crowd... A sedated society, each assigned to a job at 12, with no deviation allowed.
All of society is drugged to supress 'urges', the weather is controlled, as is everything else. Jonas is to be the new Giver, which is the person
within the society that retains memories of times past, times like ours. He begins to experience things that don't exist in his society any longer..
in short, he begins to wake up.