The Giver by Lois Lowry
Review by Adrien Scott & Travis Johnson
Adrien Scott: Even if you had to read this Newbery Winner for school, it’s definitely worth a reread. Jonas lives in what appears to be a Utopian society, but it becomes clear early on that it is in fact a very controlling society where jobs and even families are determined by a group of elders. The story starts when Jonas is given a very special job by the elders, and follows what happens after Jonas makes certain decisions.
Though targeted for a younger audience, the message of the story will appeal to readers of all ages. Continue reading