So far, this book kind of reminds me of The Giver because everything is planned out. When you reach a certain age, you are given a job, and you cannot change it; You must fulfill that job until you become old. People don't know their birthmothers and fathers. Also, there are many rules that you can't break and if you do, you will be punished. Everyone sort of lives in equality, even though there are scholars as well as street sweepers.
This book also reminds me of Divergent, and mainly the Abnegation faction. In Anthem, the word "I" is never used; the main character refers to himself and other people alone as "we". Just like in Abnegation, they are taught to be selfless. When you reach a certain age, you take a test to see which faction you belong in, and you have to choose your faction, which is similar to the situation in Anthem where they are given a job (although The Giver is more similar in this part.)