March 13, 2005

The Giver

Living on a City Year stipend, I am quite poor.  As such, I recently decided to feed my hunger for reading by picking up old books from my childhood and giving them another go around.  The most recent is The Giver.

This book has many important themes that I find pertinent in my grown life and that I missed in earlier readings of the book.  The text praises individuality as a source of pleasure and joy.  It describes the importance of feeling and experience all the ups and downs that life has to offer.  It is a great testament to humanity and all its potential.  It is one of those books, like The Prophet, that left me feeling changed for the better--I feel like I have a deeper and greater appreciation for the gift that is life once again.