The Giver

[written 12/04/04]

by Lois Lowry

how did i miss reading this book all these years? i can’t wait to read the rest in the trilogy. this was such a great book, i wish i had read it more slowly, but as it was, it took some discipline to slow down..

i didn’t like the Anastasia books (also written by this author) when i was little, i remember feeling like they were laughing at me, or winking or something, and that, of course, was. not. allowed. though this book does, at times, seem a little too ‘ooh, ooh, there’s a mystery, how exciting’ at times, the ideas behind the writing and the non-drama of the characters themselves give it enough weight to make it just right.