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The Giver by Lois Lowry
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Feb 01, 2010

really liked it
Read from February 01 to 10, 2010

** spoiler alert ** This book was about a Utopian society constructed on many rules. In the story a special inidividual called The Receiver of Memory is chosen to hold painful and very enjoyable memories in order to advise the council of the community if they are faced with a problem that they have never encountered. But the current Receiver of memory is old and has to transmit his supply of memomries to the new Receiver of memory (a young twelve named Jonas). But the current Receiver of memory, otherwise known as The Giver and the new Receiver of Memory devise a plan to put the burden of all the memories on the Utopian people. Their plan was for the current Receiver to receive as many memories as he possibly could, and then evacuate the town, so that all his stored memories would return to the Utopian society and be shared among the people. This plan worked out successfully and the new Receiver of Memory, Jonas made it safely out of the Utopian society into a new community. What I learned from this book is that the World is not meant to be ideal because in an ideal society there are no imotions. Plus I also realized that memories are meant to be shared with others so that they can feel your pain, happiness and even sorrow.
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