As every other review says, this book is similar to The Giver. I don't want to get into the plot much because spoilers will ruin this book for you.
Ishmael can see colors while others cannot, and he follows his calling to The Commons to be a Color Keeper. The plot gets plenty twisty from this point on so go ahead and slog through the beginning, and let the story unfold.
It was the creative plot twists that won me over. Every time I thought I knew where things were headed I was wrong. That's unusual in the MG category. This isn't just a fantasy book as it tackles complicated family relationships and all the hard parts of growing up and embracing your destiny which may be different than that of your family.
It's everything a book should be. It's funny, smart, thought-provoking and more than a little sad as growing up often is.
Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from NetGalley without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.
The Splintered Light by Ginger Johnson