Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach

Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!!
To join, here's all you have to do:
Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link (amazon, barnes and noble etc.)

Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment.(We all love comments, don't we?) Who knows? You may find your next "favorite" book.

This Week's Letter is: G

The Giver by Lois Lowry Review

In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy. With echoes of Brave New World, in this 1994 Newbery Medal winner, Lowry examines the idea that people might freely choose to give up their humanity in order to create a more stable society. Gradually Jonas learns just how costly this ordered and pain-free society can be, and boldly decides he cannot pay the price.

I read this book last year around this time. What a great read. I thought it might be too young for me, but it was a very captivating story. It still has me thinking about it. Highly recommend it for people 12 and older (yes adults too).


Zia said...

Oh I loved the Giver. Kinda creepy but a great read!

Irene said...

Love this book, read it along with my boys, (on silent Sunday). Recommend it highly.Please stop by I'm home.

Nise' said...

I've always liked this book and re-read it last year.

gautami tripathy said...

I ought to re-read it!

Here is my A-Z Wednesday post!

Vicki said...

I've never read it but seeing your comments as well as the other comments, I might have to put it on my TBR list!
Great choice!!
Thanks for playing!

Kristen said...

I keep thinking I should read this one. I'm pretty sure two of my three children have read it for school now.