Monday Reads: The Giver by Lois Lowry
Sure sure, you might have heard that I was recently just listening to The Giver and I WAS.
But now I’m not because I’m done. And it was GREAT!
It’s no wonder this book is always on someone’s required reading shelf. it was dystopian for kids back before dystopian was an every day word! I love this story; it’s so good on so many levels and the lessons can be adapted depending on the child’s age group. Why is it that we like to read about societies in which everything is the same? Is that how we as readers feel? Do we feel trapped in a world of bland, boring sameness? Or is this our greatest fear? I’m not sure what the answer is, I just know I love exploring these worlds. Maybe the answer is that if enough kids read these kinds of books they will create a world where differences are celebrated and valuable to society?
I might not have the answers to those questions but I DO know this: any time Ron Rifkin is reading an audiobook, I will be there. He was GOOD. Right up there with that guy who narrated all of the Harry Potter books.
And you’ve heard me complain before, a narrator can make or break an audiobook!
Happy Monday! What are you reading?