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The Giver by Lois Lowry
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May 21, 09

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Read in January, 1995

I first read this book in 6th grade English class and remember being blown away. Even at 11, I realized the terrifying possibility of such a future becoming a reality. A world where individuality has been completely sublimated and society determines every step of your life. A world where, through daily medication, emotions have been tethered, and mutated into pale imitations of themselves. This book is geared to young adults, but is still accessible to adults; it inspires questions, even in the 11 year old brain, regarding the nature of individuality vs the common good. I think everyone should read this book at some point.
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