The Giver is a children's novel which follows the life of Jonas, in his 12th year of life. He lives in what seems to be a utopia, until he goes into his apprenticeship and finds out what his society is missing, and how dystopian it actually is. As a young empath, this was one of my favorite books. Though officially a children's read, I recommend everyone to read it, because it reveals a perspective on important aspects of life that may hurt, but are vitally important to humanity: emotion, color, music, etc. The Giver is a good book for empathy because it teaches why we need human connection and emotion.