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The Giver

We read this in our book club because all of our kids had to read it in middle school, and most of us still had the copy lying around our houses.
Plus, we wanted to see why it had been required reading.

It is a short, easy read....BUT it will certainly make for good discussion. It portrays a dystopian state that is camouflaged as a sensible, caring system. It won't hit your club members over the head with a message that is too hard to handle, but the message sneaks in through the back door.

Both my kids, now 26 & 28, said it is the book they remembered most, and that it has stuck with them, now 10 years later.

The story line will give you ample opportunity to introduce libertarian ideas, and gently guide the discussion toward similarities of what is happening today.