Title : The Giver
Author : Lois Lowry
Wait. Does that mean they really spell Lois without the "u" here? Never thought of that.
This book is categorized as a children's book, but I do struggle to understand how can kids even fathom what this book really wants to deliver. I was hashtagging #deep all over this novel.
Maybe kids like Matilda would get it. Roald Dahl had set a fine example.
Sci-fi lovers, here's a tame diversion!
The Giver tells us about a Utopian society where rules govern the community, so much that it will not feel emotions. Love, pain, hunger, etc is non-existent in the Jonases' household. In fact, in the whole community. And the fact that the whole world is built of similar communities gives an impression akin to Orwell's 1984. People are given specific roles when they come of age, and deviating from it means that you're out. Not everyone can give birth, and babies are assigned to families. You get the drift.
But this young special boy is given the special role. He will feel when everyone remains numb. He will remember things that people have never even dream about.
He will try and change the people.
PS : yes I am back! Will update stuff!
Rating : 10/10 must read even if you have a healthy dislike towards sci-fi. Orwell's line of thought, people