The Giver (The Giver, #1)
“We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.”Lois Lowry
“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”Lois Lowry
“He knew that there was no quick comfort for emotions like those. They were deeper and they did not need to be told. They were felt.”Lois Lowry
“- My instructors in science and technology have taught us about how the brain works. It's full of electrical impulses. It's like a computer. If you stimulate one part of the brain with an electrode, it...- They know nothing.”Lois Lowry
“The community of the Giver had achieved at such great price. A community without danger or pain. But also, a community without music, color or art. And books.”Lois Lowry
Motivations to Read
The Book club topic of the month was "Congruency", in agreement or accordance. I believe this book might have been recommended for some kind of summer reading at some point in time, but I have avoided reading it for years because of certain misperceptions that I've have matured from in later years. I try to go against the grain, and write my own script, so I am interested in how the concepts speak to me in this book.
3 Reasons to Read
- Commentary on a world without danger or pain.
- The importance of freedom of choice and individuality.
- How a limited range of emotions can significantly limit the experiences you have in the world.
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