It's been a while since I've felt a book reach my core like this one!

— feeling excited
The Giver - Lois Lowry, Ron Rifkin

This book was amazing, I honestly don't know why it took me so long to finally pick it up. The plot felt very original, the main characters had depth and the theme, though very philosophical, was easy to grasp.


The simplicity of what it is to be human, to experience life at it's fullest and suddenly imagine a world like this one is incredible. It's very easy to empathize with Jonas, the internal turmoil that comes with adolescence and the existential crisis that begins to emerge as he learns more of how the world used to be is incredible.


I found myself having to pause and wonder many times, this book gave me so many emotions that the experience reading it was very pleasurable. I highly recommend this book because I feel it's a classic that needs to be shared, we can learn so much about our own nature with a story like this one. I feel the lack of connection is far more apparent these days, we have so many applications to communicate with each other but we don't necessarily know how to connect, we are losing ourselves. I don't we could reach a reality like this one, but at the same time I feel we have been losing a lot by becoming desensitized to our medium...this book might crash you back to reality.