Please join us on Thursday August 7th for a discussion of Lois Lowry’s book, “The Giver”. The student discussion group will be at 4:00 p.m. and adult discussion group will be at 7:00p.m. You can choose the time when you register.
Since the movie comes out on August 15th, we felt a discussion of the book would be important, particularly since the book unfolds before a 12-year-old Jonas and the movie transforms the character to a 16-year-old.
The book is appropriate for ages 12 and up and is considered to be in the fantasy and magic category.
Any student is welcome to join us at 4:00p.m.- there will be juice and fruit at the store (particularly for those arriving from summer camp!). A signed hardbound copy of “The Giver” will be given away at this discussion, by drawing. Each registered student in attendance will be given a free book on that day.
The 7:00 p.m. evening discussion will be geared to an adult discussion of the themes in the book (most notibly the subject of euthanasia).
About the book:
Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community. Winner of the Newbery Medal.
In a perfect world where there is no conflict, racism or sickness, every member of society has a specific role, and Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memory. As Jonas uncovers the truth behind his world’s past, he discovers that many years earlier, his forefathers gave up humanity in order to have a stable society.
If you have any questions about this, or any other event at Byrd’s Books please feel free to call the store at (203) 730-2973.
Registration is required for each discussion. To register click here.