What genre is The Giver

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First of all, understand that a book can be more than one genre. The boundary lines of genre can be crossed. Novels can have elements of many genres within them.

First and foremost I would say The Giver is a dystopian novel.  Generally speaking a dystopian novel has a setting that should by idyllic, an attempt at utopia has been started, but through some lacking element -- usually something like freedom of choice. In the Giver, everyone has limited individual choice, freedom, love, etc. The only person who sees things clearly (as illuminated by the vision in black and white and...

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