Having read The Giver, I had a hard time imagining the same author writing this book. But hey, we're all a little bipolar, right?
I don't disagree that the actually morals of the story are ridiculous. And no, I never did like Tim. But the book comes across as a satire, and I liked it a lot. The dictionary and bibliography were by far the best parts of the book though. Read those if you read nothing else.