Most people love The Giver, and I like it philosophically. For an adult it is a quick read and it is profound; it’s just simply not my favorite, which is why it only gets a three.
A few thoughts about it though:
-It’s a great young adult Dystopian novel, which preceded the craze.
-It must have been challenging to imagine an world void of the things that make life meaningful; I said to my book club that reading this book or writing it in Lowry’s case would be like the age old object lesson of trying to describe “color” to the blind. How do you imagine not knowing it?
-It made me think about opposition in all things a lot. You can’t know joy without pain and so on.
It kinda reminded my of reading The Alchemist, both had me thinking a lot.