What did you think of Jonas’s community? Would you like to live here? When I first read The Giver, I felt uneasy. This community is nothing like mine. To me, Jonas’s community is like a doctor’s office, cold and sterile. Did you notice the rules of the community? Word choice, hair ribbons, how to park your bike, when you were permitted to have a bike. Reasons for all of the rules exist and we will soon discover them.
In chapter 3, what is going on with the apple? Any guesses?
Is being “released” good or bad?
On Monday, we will tackle the next 6 chapters. If you like this book, you may be interested in the other books of the trilogy: Gathering Blue and The Messenger.