I really loved this story. I have been a fan of The Giver since my 7th grade teacher read it to the class. I remember we had to write what we thought happened to Jonas and Gabe after they escaped from the community. I was a little worried because I didn't read the two other books in the quartet, but I don't think they were necessary to enjoy this book. It was a little strange when the story took a supernatural turn toward the end but I didn't mind it - just unexpected.