The Giver by Lois Lowry

I also had the opportunity to read “The Giver” by Lois Lowry over the weekend. This is a YA novel that I picked up specifically for the Book Awards Challenge, as it won the 1993 Newbery Award. While I found the book entertaining enough for what it is – a fine introduction to utopian literature – I am far removed from its ideal ‘target market’, and found it a bit too simplistic for my personal enjoyment. Having said that, it was certainly a well-plotted tale with some interesting characters and an entertaining and adventurous theme. And, at a mere 179 pages, it’s certainly worth the reading time…just not one that will make my favorites list.