My book club originally chose Corelli’s Mandolin for July. Only one of us got through it. So in mid-June, we switched things up & re-picked The Giver by Lois Lowry. This is one of those books that I would have sworn I’d been forced to read in HS. I think it’s on most YA school lists.

But halfway through I realized, this wasn’t familiar, I hadn’t read it, & I couldn’t wait to figure out what happens. You connect to boy, Jonas, who’s the main character as well as The Giver himself. At the end {maybe spoiler alert}, I still am not sure what happened. I was a bit disturbed by it & hope & pray our world doesn’t turn out like this in the future.

I’m really looking forward to our book club discussion Wednesday night & will probably update this post with more thoughts afterwards.