The Giver: A World Without Humanities

The Giver is about Jonas, an eleven-year-old boy who lives in a futuristic society where life appears to be nothing less than idyllic. If everything is so perfect, why has it been one of the most controversial books in American schools since its release in 1993? Like most books about so-called utopias, this society has a dark underbelly, one some parents see as “too dark” for middle-schoolers.