On Mother’s Day all I wanted was a little quiet time so that I could finish The Giver. But life is hectic with little kids, and I was able to read it, but I had to hurry at the end. And so when I read the ending, I accepted it as written. I did not look any deeper and consider that anything else was actually happening.
Until a few days later. I read the Discussion Questions and it brought up the ‘alternate’ ending. How could I have missed it! But yet, I was sad as well. Accepting it as written was a whole lot happier.
I liked this book. It was a little Hunger Games. A little Truman Show. I thought about the Truman Show when they talked about people being “released” and when he was riding his bike — I just expected there to be a door, somewhere.
A great story, a fascinating premise, and an interesting ending to boot. Though I do like one version more than the other.