"The Giver," by Lois Lowry is a terrific book. The novel is about a boy growing up in a utopian society. This novel has won several awards and after reading it, you'll understand why. The story is riveting and the author uses language that will help develop a young adult's expanding vocabulary. "The Giver" is a book that I use in my middle school Language Arts class. It's a book that the students enjoy reading, so much so that I have trouble keeping them from reading ahead! But, it's also a great novel for adults and I never tire of reading it every year with my students. "The Giver" is part of a loose trilogy with the companion novels "Gathering Blue" and "The Messenger." All three are tremendous novels, but I would recommend reading "The Giver" first.