What Do I Read Next?
Anastasia Krupnik, the first in Lowry's sequence of novels about a "crackle-brained, fizzle-headed, freckle-faced dynamo." The atmosphere in this novel could not be more different from that in The Giver. Can you identify any connections?
One reviewer of The Giver compared it with Margaret Atwood's adult novel The Handmaid's Tale (1985), a dystopia in which women's roles are limited to either wife or bearer of children.
There were several attempts to set up Utopian communities in the nineteenth century. Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance (1852) is based on personal experience of one such enterprise.
Any futuristic tale must expect to be compared with George Orwell's 1949 classic, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
The Republic, a description of Plato's celebrated political Utopia, was written in the 4th century B.C.