What does the perfect society look like?
Its an important question without an answer. Which is strange because the question is extremely basic.
We are humans and we ought to know what’s the best way to live in groups. Only we dont.
The Giver explores the question in a very unique way. Through describing a safe, efficient society set in the unknown future. Through telling first about everything that’s right with it, and then everything that’s not. Told with a simplicity children can understand (it is in fact a children’s book, and like all good children’s book, not limited by the reader’s age), it’s one of the stories that gets you thinking, about a question which has no answer. Maybe to bring home the realization that some questions just do not have an answer.