|Published in 1993 by Houghton Mifflin|
Science Fiction / Fantasy
|Published in 2000|
|Published in 2004|
The members of this community cannot choose the person they will marry (for marriage partners are assigned), and parents are not allowed to give birth to their own children. Everyone takes a pill to control the "stirrings" that occur during adolescence, and this practice is encouraged by the parents and continues into adulthood. Citizens are assigned jobs, and birth mothers, who never see their birth children, are the means of procreation. When a member of the community is deemed no longer useful, he or she is "released," which is just a euphemism for being "murdered." Citizens are taught they should look forward to being "released," and some believe being "released" just means being sent away, for no one actually knows where "Elsewhere" is.
|I can't wait until this movie comes out!|
I hope they stay true to the text.
|Published in 2012|
This book is a great book for high school students. I have never had a student complain about the book, and I have never had a parent challenge the book because the book was taught at the appropriate age level in Sevier County. Discussions are always lively, and students are engaged.
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