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.