Welcome to Week 1 of the Online Book Club!
I’m glad you found us here this month as we discuss Lois Lowry’s book, The Giver! In case you’ve never joined us before, I’ll explain a little bit about the Online Book Club. Each month, we discuss a book, and each week of the month, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book. You can comment on the blog posts and let me and others know what you think. If you want to contribute to the discussion but aren’t interested in reading along with us, you can always watch the movie version of the book and still comment on the blog posts! The book and movie are available at your local library, and they are also available on our digital streaming services, Hoopla and Overdrive.
Like I mentioned before, this month we’re reading The Giver by Lois Lowry. The Giver, in case you aren’t familiar with it, is a dystopian novel in which a young boy named Jonas realizes that his perfect society is not as perfect as it seems. Under the tutelage of The Giver, Jonas learns that the leaders of his society are hiding some pretty important things from the people, and he works to spread truth to the people.
This book is really fast-paced and easy to read, so I’m sure you’ll be able to fly through it this month! I’m very interested to see what you think of the book, and if you enjoy the movie.
Here’s the trailer for the movie. Watch it if you’re curious to learn a bit more about the story!
Make sure to check back next week as we discuss the first eight chapters.