We decided to take a break from our regularly scheduled programming and try something a little different for this episode. Rather than picking a movie or TV show, we thought it might be interesting to re-read Lois Lowry's young-adult novel The Giver.
Carlos and Donna remembered most of the story, but both agree that its final moments come across very differently now. Chris had almost no memory of the book and was impressed with how skillfully Lowry allows the true nature of the narrative to unfold.
Topics include: all the questions raised by considering how this utopian society actually works, how our parents policed what we watched on TV but not what we read, the two ways to view the ending and the evidence that supports each interpretation, subsequent books in the series, our thoughts on the upcoming film adaptation, and much more.