Excerpt from Lois Lowry’s The Giver

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

I’m reading a couple of YA dystopian fiction books right now. I’m quite impressed so far with The Giver by Lois Lowry. It has been on my TBR list for a while!

‘I liked the feeling of love,’ [Jonas] confessed. He glanced nervously at the speaker on the wall, reassuring himself that no one was listening. ‘I wish we still had that,’ he whispered. ‘Of course,’ he added quickly, ‘I do understand that it wouldn’t work very well. And that it’s much better to be organized the way we are now. I can see that it was a dangerous way to live.’
Lois Lowry, The Giver

If you loved The Giver, I have a special treat for you. I have prepared five quotes from the book on lovely, high-resolution backgrounds suitable for computer wallpaper or printing and framing. Click to download.

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The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

Comments

  1. This has been on my high schoolers’ reading list and I hadn’t even heard of it until a couple years ago! Some of my friends couldn’t believe I’d never read it. And I haven’t – yet – but it is still on my TBR pile. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Kathy Martin says:

    I should read this one again. I remember being very irritated by the ending. My teaser (and 2000th post) this week comes from Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood. Happy reading!

  3. A society without love? Sounds grim. It also sounds like it would make for a good story. The cover is compelling too.
    My Tuesday post features the Rawhide ‘n Roses anthology.

  4. I liked The Giver but my favourite Lowry book is Number the Stars which gave me goosebumps in many places in the story. My teaser is from an historical fiction novel by Philippa Gregory: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-12O

  5. That seems a very intriguing quote. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. My Tuesday Teaser is http://indie-bookworm.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/teaser-tuesday-2.html if any of your visitors are interested.

  6. I can’t believe I’ve never read this. Everyone raves about Lowry.

    I’m playing (with a giveaway) at Beth Fish Reads

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