The Cure {free read online} ☆ Sonia Levitin

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The Cure

You are a criminal Gemm 16884 aggressive hostile nonconforming We have noted tendencies toward diversity in your gait in your dreams and most especially in your repeated persistence in the Elder cleared his throat making musicBranded a deviant and therefore a threat to the utopian society of Conformity Harmony and Tran. This is a book to break your heart Based on true events it centers around a character in a rigid society where no one stands apart or is allowed to exhibit any emotion physical or uniue traits of any kind All wear masks and are identified by a number very reminiscent of the concentration campsand fitting in nicely with the anti semitic themes of the book and due to his musical ability Gemm is ruled a deviant who is either to be forcibly recycled or cured He chooses to be cured where he is taken to Strasbourg Germany in 1349 to live the life of a Jewish moneylender at the height of the black plague where Jews are blamed for the horrors of the plague The historical parts of this book are very intriguing and well written and there is a part of me that thinks that the futuristic parts of the book are almost unnecessary though I was struck by the fact that as I was reading this book I could not help thinking that that black plague torn Europe still seems much preferable to the dismal future portrayed in this book Perhaps that is evidence enough that the futuristic portion of the book is indeed necessary This was a fantastic book with many lessons to teach about the powers of love the devastating power of hate and that the uniueness of humanity can and should be celebrated without the world being plunged into chaos

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Spreads the townspeople begin to accuse the Jews of causing the disease Surrounded by hatred and horror Johannes struggles to hold on to his family and faith as well as his belief in the basic goodness of human beings But can he return to the future and become Gemm again after having known such emotions as painand lov. I haven t really read a book like this before It is basically two different stories in one and the way they are linked really is uniue and thought provoking It highlights the inherent imperfections in a utopian society while also recalling just how awful human beings can be to those from different cultural backgrounds to their own As someone who gets drawn in to both sci fi and historical fiction I really got a lot from this book I was particularly intrigued by the past era in this story While I know that antisemitism has run rampant in all eras since Christianity became popular it is common to find stories about such experiences from the 20th century Holocaust than the 1300s It s not a very long book but the impact from reading it will stay with me for a long time

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Uility that exists in the year 2407 Gemm 16884 is given the choice between being recycled or undergoing a painful and mysterious cure Gemm chooses the cure and suddenly finds himself living the life of Johannes a 16 year old Jewish musician in starsbourg Germany in 1348 at the onset of the Black Death As the pestilence. I m torn on how to rate this book because it s really two books in one The outer story the one that frames the book is a future dystopia and honestly not a particularly novel one Differences have been outlawed so that everyone gets along one person is born who can t fit in yadda yadda nothing new hereBut once we get away from this character s storyline the book changes dramatically Sentenced to experience a life from history so that he can understand why humans gave up difference in favor of harmony Gem becomes Daniel a Jewish boy living in small town Europe in the middle ages Daniel s story is amazing and all the so for being based on true events His world is described in exuisite detail with nuance and vibrancy It is impossible not to be drawn into his story and ultimately to experience with him the pains and the pleasures that make being human a worthwhile experience


About the Author: Sonia Levitin

Sonia Levitin is a German American novelist artist producer Holocaust Survivor and author of over forty novels and picture books for young adults and children as well as several theatrical plays and published essays on various topics for adults Her book Incident at Loring Groves won an Edgar Allan Poe Award



10 thoughts on “The Cure

  1. says:

    This is a book to break your heart Based on true events it centers around a character in a rigid society where no

  2. says:

    Gemm 16884 is about to turn sixteen – the year where he and his twin Gemma make the Great Choice – when he starts having strange dreams tho

  3. says:

    This is a very interesting read It is based on true events that many people may be unaware took place There are two elements a futuristic society in which people are forced into conformity Those who are shown to be deviant are recycled a less horrifying way of saying put to death When Gemm is classified as deviant he is

  4. says:

    The Cure The book The Cure is an amazing interesting and mysterious book by Sonia LevitinThe main character in the story is well they didn’t really say his name in the story but it is a boyBut he always has the same dream over and overbut if you like scary or like jump scares then I suggest this book for you

  5. says:

    I'm torn on how to rate this book because it's really two books in one The outer story the one that frames the book is a future dystopia and honestly not a particularly novel one Differences have been outlawed so that everyone gets

  6. says:

    In the year 2407 societal tranuillity is maintained by ample servings of serotonin drinks to the genetically engineered population and by careful monitoring to suppress all expressions of individuality or creativity When the boy Gemm 16884 somehow feels moved to make music an extinguished art he is given a choice between being recycled killed or sent into virtual reality to experience the bad old days as a cure for his deviant de

  7. says:

    One of best books I have ever read A thought provoking soul searching novel about diversity creativity tolerance and love

  8. says:

    Living While Jewish in the Middle Ages Caution Minor spoilers ahead It is The Year of Tranuility 2047 and humanity has eradicated violence poverty and bigotry – at the expense of diversity and emotion If “diversity begets hostility” and

  9. says:

    I haven’t really read a book like this before It is basically two different stories in one and the way they are linked really is uniue and thought provoking It highlights the inherent imperfections in a utopian society while also recalling just how awful human beings can be to those from different cultural backgrounds to their own As someone who gets drawn in to both sci fi and historical fiction I really got a lot from this

  10. says:

    I read this while teaching Robert Sharenow's Berlin Boxing Club to my group of 10th graders I didn't use this book in class but I was definitely

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