Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Is a perfect society possible?
This is one of my all-time favorite books. The first time I read it was because my daughter Hollie was reading it for school many years ago, and she didn’t understand it. I initially began reading it just to give her some help in understanding the story, and I ended up enjoying the book and read it in about a day. I suggested it for my book club, and so I just finished reading it again. What would your perfect society be like? Would the world be better off if people didn’t have so many choices? How does history and memory shape our future? Just some questions to ponder when you read The Giver by Lois Lowry.