Sci-Fi Good Read: The Giver
This is not a sci-fi book laden with technological advances 300 years in the future. Rather it's a book about society far in the future where the world is "perfect." Everything under control. No war, fear, or pain. No choices. Everyone has a role in the community. The book does have a few science fiction twists that are good. Interesting enough in my estimation to keep those that enjoy a bit of technological fantasy interested. (Though if you are seeking a book about robots and space ships, read a Star Trek novel.)
What strikes me while reading are the lush description of colors and tactile experiences.
The warmth spread, extending across his shoulders, up his neck, onto the side of his face. He could feel it through his clothed parts too: a pleasant, all-over sensation; and when he licked his lips this time, the air was hot and heavy... it was not as exciting as the ride through the snowy air; but it was pleasurable and comforting. Suddenly he perceived the word for it: sunshine.
The back sleeve of the book synopsis: "When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out [in the community] to receive training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. When it's time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back."
There are two points in the book when my heart catches in my throat, and I choke back a bit of tears.