Two Books That Remind Me of Today

Hello, hello! Sorry I didn’t post for the last couple post days. I kinda was out and forgot… so I disbanded my posting days! *Hello, random posting days!* Today I will be posting about books that remind me of today. Now, I read lots of dystopia and I am definitely not saying that society today is like dystopia. But in some books, there’s hints of reality. Also, thank you all for the 50 followers!

The Giver is a book about a society that has taken away pain and strife by converting to “Sameness”, a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of Receiver of Memory, the person who stores all the past memories of the time before Sameness, as there may be times where one must draw upon the wisdom gained from history to aid the community’s decision-making. Jonas struggles with concepts of all the new emotions and things introduced to him: whether they are inherently good, evil, or in between, and whether it is even possible to have one without the other. The Community lacks any color, memory, climate, or terrain, all in an effort to preserve structure, order, and a true sense of equality beyond personal individuality.the_giver_first_edition_1993

This book reminds me of today because now, everybody is going with the latest trends and they are all the same. Some today take depression meds which take away your hard feelings, and granted — some really do need it, but lots of those feelings are called life. We all have them. The first bit I read of this book, I related reality to it. I’d recommend this book to everyone. The movie is good too.

The Hunger Games series is also one. Not so much the first book, but Catching Fire and Mockingjay are realistic in some sorts. The Hunger Games universe is a dystopia set in Panem, a country consisting of the wealthy Capitol and 12 districts in varying states of poverty. Every year, children from the districts are selected to participate in a compulsory televised battle royale death match called The Hunger Games.

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http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/The_Hunger_Games_trilogy

This reminds me of today because of things that people will do for television or views. In this book but more commonly movie, it revolves around a TV show in the future. The Capitol is hiding things from the country until Panem starts to wake up.

Drop a comment! Have you read any realistic books? What’s your opinion?

-Christina 😛

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