Thursday, June 20, 2013
FitG Update: The Giver
I'd seen THE GIVER by Lois Lowry on so many favorite-book lists over the years, and what with it being a Newbery Medal winner, I couldn't resist adding it to my Fill-in-the-Gaps list (which I have neglected for much too long, by the way).
I can see why THE GIVER received such accolades. What a fascinating concept and world! And it was a page-turner, too. I was so curious to find out what would happen to Jonas (who was precious!).
I think what makes this book so sticky (in a good way, in that it STICKS in your head) is that the world was so haunting and brilliantly (and patiently) unraveled. As a writer, I received a good lesson in what it looks like to show-don't-tell.
Have you read THE GIVER?
Next up in my Fill-in-the-Gaps reading challenge:
I'm only on the second chapter, but the voice in this book is freakin' amazing. I'm enjoying it so much!
What are you reading?