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The Giver

I just want to start off saying that my English teacher assigned us a book called "The Giver" and after only the fourth chapter I absolutely hate it. It actually makes me angry reading it. The main character, Jonas, lives in a community that is completely and utterly brainwashed. The worst part is that the people actually enjoy living in their conformist society! Such as if you are late to a class, you have to get up in front of everyone and apologize to them for interrupting their "education" (AKA brainwashing)! Has anyone else read this book, or what are you opinions on it?
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I read this back in fifth grade. I thought is was a good book and I liked it. However I will tell you this, keep reading.

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Oh crap, I've read this! I forgot what class it was for.

It's one of my favorite works of dystopian fiction. Don't let the fact that it seems utopian at the beginning scare you off; the author intended for it to sound terrible. (I'm glad you caught on early, though - it took me a few chapters Razz)

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Finish the book mate.

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It's one of my favorite books. Finish it.

And you're supposed to see how bad it is. Keep reading. You'll get what the book is trying to say soon enough.

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RE: The Giver

(02-05-2014 10:51 AM)Cereal-Killer Wrote:  I just want to start off saying that my English teacher assigned us a book called "The Giver" and after only the fourth chapter I absolutely hate it. It actually makes me angry reading it. The main character, Jonas, lives in a community that is completely and utterly brainwashed. The worst part is that the people actually enjoy living in their conformist society! Such as if you are late to a class, you have to get up in front of everyone and apologize to them for interrupting their "education" (AKA brainwashing)! Has anyone else read this book, or what are you opinions on it?

Keep reading. It gets better.

It's actually one of my favorite books as well, but in part because the book slightly reminded me of CoD: Black Ops.

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