A 12-year-old boy lives in perfect world, or at least it seemed that way, until he is given the special task of being the Receiver of Memory. He inherits the truth about the past and the present, and struggles how to move towards the future with this burden. This dystopian book by Lois Lowry appeals to young adults. Loss of innocence is a relatable part of growing up.
Banned books are burned by firemen in this world, and one of them gets curious about the written texts and why they are outlawed. During one routine burning session, a fireman saves abook out of curiosity. In this novel, Ray Bradbury explores the dangers of censorship and the possibilities that preserved ideas can make.