Saturday, April 23, 2016
I read the student edition of The Giver, by Lois Lowry, in 1998 while teaching a high school lit class. This was the first time I had read it. Now I have enjoyed it on CD.
It's amazing how much deeper I understood the story line by listening to it instead of reading. This time I grasped a deeper understanding of the father's job as a Nurturer, the selection process and the overall oppression. The Giver is a classic that should be read over and over. The reader will discover something new every time. Hopefully, it won't be another 18 years before I read it for the third time.