Plot summary- Jonas is about to turn 12 and in the "ideal" society where he lives that means you get told what job you'll be doing for the rest of your life. At the ceremony, they skip over Jonas until last when it is revealed that he will be the "Receiver of Memory." It basically means he receives all these lost memories from The Giver and starts to discover the truth about their society.
What I liked- This book was hella thought provoking. If you were trying to have your thoughts provoked, this would be the book to read. It's amazing to read about these experiences that we take for granted, but they've never heard of in their society for whatever reason. It's like those things where people ask you to describe the colour purple or the taste of salt. It also got me emotionally invested in the characters, so that's a plus.
What I didn't like- It was a "children's" book at only 179 pages. I smashed it out in about 2 hours and the ending left something to be desired, but other than that....