Every Monday I will be spotlighting a book that I have enjoyed reading- with the focus on youth/adolescent books predominately. I have two all-time favorite books which will fill up today’s post & next Monday’s as well.
For today’s post, one of my 2 all-time favorite books is
The Giver by Lois Lowry.
I had to read this book in middle school, and have been intrigued by its creativity ever since.
Twelve year old, Jonas, lives in a world with no crime, no poverty, no sickness, no unemployment, and…..no color. Everything is black and white-literally. Everyone is happy. He has been chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the “Giver”, he learns the true history of his world and what the people have chosen to forget. The author explores the idea that people might give up their humanity freely in order to create a more stable society. This book unwinds a myriad of questions, and leaves you with little answers, but much to ponder.
It is set for ages 12-14. There is supposed to be a movie of this book coming out, but there has not been really any information released on it- I am just dying to see it! It’s been “coming out” for a few years now, and the dates keep changing-I hope they release a production date soon!
Rent this at your local library to read, or you can buy your own copy of The Giver!
Have you read this book?? Let me know what you thought!