October is Banned Books Week (my most favorite day of the year), so I decided to share one of my favorite banned books! There are SO many banned books (if you ever look for lists, you’ll be shocked at the various books that have been banned), but one of my very favorites is The Giver by Lois Lowry.
A YA book that challenges you to look at your society, the things you take for granted as normal, and really LOOK at them. To analyze them. To question things based on your own moral integrity. It’s a book that will break your heart and give you so much joy at the same time. A classic and multiple award winner, The Givery by Lois Lowry is a book I recommend often, because I feel like everyone—and I mean that literally, EVERYONE—should read at least once.
It’s the first in a series of four (which I only found out about a couple of years ago), and when my life slows down a little, I plan to read all four straight through!
“A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
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.”