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Friday, April 23, 2010

Recommended for the Youth and Readers of Dystopia

The Giver by Lois Lowry

This is one of those stories that kind of bum you out and yet give you hope all at the same time. Meant for young readers and teens alike, The Giver is a tale set in the future where everything seems ideal. People don't lie. They all get along. They all have jobs. And yet as you learn through a young boy, things are slightly off. You soon realize there are many pieces missing from this future - things that most of us wouldn't ever dream living without. Lowry has an amazing ability to totally sit outside the present and look at things in a different perspective and deliver it that same way. This was a book I'd been meaning to read for years, and then once I did, I couldn't resist having it on my shelf for the rest of my days.

Notes from the playlist: "The Burdened" by Nobuo Uematsu


I love love love The Giver! It's just as good now as when I read it as a kid.

I know! In fact, I think it's about time I read it again...

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