Friday, June 5, 2009

The Giver

I haven't read this book in years and years, and since I recently got it at a book sale I figured I might as well. I'd forgotten how much I liked it! Although, since I've done quite a bit of growing up since I last read it, I found it even deeper and full of more controversy than I remembered. For example, being a mother, I found it even more shocking/disturbing/horrifying when Jonas views the video of his father "releasing" the newborn infant (sorry if that's too big of a spoiler for anyone out there who hasn't read it). The Giver is a beautiful and haunting book. I've just discovered that there are two sequels, so I'm excited to read more about the world Lois Lowry's created.


Launi said...

this is one of my all time favorite books! i like the original better than the sequels, but they are very good too and well worth reading.

Bonnie Parks said...

I agree about the Giver being beautiful and haunting. Fascinating too. I'm in the third book now. Just don't plan on Gathering Blue being a taditional sequel, just picking up where Giver left off. It's a sequel in a similar way that Extras is an Uglies sequel. For those who have read those books. But I liked Gathering Blue, and I'm interested to see what's going to happen in Messenger.