Verdict: Why didn’t I read this sooner?
It must have been the mystery. I wanted to know what the community meant, and what the memories would do to someone like Jonas. At the end of book one, his world still doesn’t add up to me, but I’m excited to continue the series.
I wish I read this years ago when I was closer to Jonas’ age. I can still appreciate it now, but I’ve gorged on dystopian novels and already experienced a lot of what this book had to offer in a more modern way. I guess that’s what makes this a classic!
I also felt united with the book’s main theme, or at least the one that tends to creep into my own writing too. Freedom of choice defines us, makes us, and breaks us, and that’s why it’s so special. If you’re wondering whether or not to read this book, well, it’s entirely up to you.
Source: Bought it!