the giver

50 book asks
  • the adventures of huckleberry finn: do you think kids or their parents are responsible for their beliefs?
  • the alchemist: what are your current plans for the future? will you be upset if they don't work out?
  • alice's adventures in wonderland: how do you react to absurd situations?
  • and then there were none: do you think murderers deserve to die?
  • artemis fowl: how much do you depend on technology?
  • beowulf: is it always worthwhile to hear both sides of an argument?
  • the canterbury tales: if someone is hypocritical, do you point it out?
  • cat's cradle: do you think it's better to believe a lie than to live with an unpleasant truth?
  • charlotte's web: what's your favorite art form?
  • coraline: if you could change your family, what would you change?
  • the crucible: how heavily do you depend on others when forming opinions?
  • fahrenheit 451: do you think there's any knowledge that should be kept secret?
  • the fault in our stars: if you could have one conversation before you died, who would you talk to and what would you say?
  • flowers for algernon: how much potential do you think you have?
  • frankenstein: is it wise for humans to attempt to create life?
  • the giver: talk about a favorite memory
  • the great gatsby: what would you sacrifice for money?
  • harry potter: if you could bring someone back from the dead, would you? if so, who would it be?
  • the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy: what do you think is the meaning of life?
  • the hobbit: do you think the average person has the potential to be a hero?
  • holes: if someone poor stole from someone rich, who would you sympathize with?
  • howl's moving castle: how quickly do you form opinions about other people?
  • the hunger games: would you kill someone if they planned to kill you?
  • identical: how clear is your perception of reality?
  • the importance of being earnest: are you flattered or annoyed by gentlemanly behavior?
  • inferno: do you think you belong in hell? why or why not?
  • jonathan livingston seagull: is perfection a good goal?
  • the joy luck club: describe your family
  • jurassic park: do you think it's wrong to use animals as attractions and accessories?
  • the kite runner: if you could, what social issue would you spread awareness about?
  • les misérables: do you think people should revolt if the government is corrupt?
  • life of pi: if you were stranded, would you be able to take care of yourself?
  • the lightning thief: what would you be the god/goddess of?
  • the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe: if you could start a new life in a new world, would you?
  • lord of the flies: what motivates you best?
  • lord of the rings: is it important to work for the greater good of the world?
  • of mice and men: would you kill your closest friend to save them from a worse fate?
  • the perks of being a wallflower: does listening to other people's problems help you or weigh you down?
  • the phantom of the opera: how much do you judge others on physical appearance?
  • pride and prejudice: are you romantic?
  • the princess bride: what's your best feature?
  • a raisin in the sun: what is your most important possession?
  • romeo and juliet: have you ever done anything ridiculous for love? what?
  • stargirl: do you value uniqueness?
  • the taming of the shrew: would you be willing to be in a relationship with someone who is very dominant?
  • the tell-tale heart: is there anything you feel guilty about right now? what?
  • to kill a mockingbird: do you believe something has value simply because it's beautiful?
  • twilight: how consistent are your feelings about people close to you?
  • watership down: do you think your right to life is any greater than an animal's?
  • the westing game: if you died now, what would you want to happen to your possessions?
Things about The Giver that are really interesting

Birthmothers are looked down on at several points by society at large. Which, yeah man.

A lack of racial diversity is an indication of how dystopic things are. (They just, what, eugenics black people out if existence? Shit)

The whole question of choice vs safety and people choosing wrong.

Heterosexual pairing is state mandated and even the possibility of being queer is erased by the stirring pills. Like, people are chemically castrating themselves?!

Its a dystopia because everyone is white and in loveless straight marriages.

Dystopia but not really a sci-fi? Weird combo.

Their whole attitude about release and the way their language and the structure of society erases mourning.

Precision of language = using language to modify and control the thoughts of the citizens.

Homogyny and lack of diversity literally sucks the color out of life.

Does anyone else ever think of your first fandom as your first love in a way?

Like you weren’t introduced to the fandom, you found it on your own, no one told you about it, no one told you why you should watch/read it, no one told you that it was good, you just kinda went in watched/read it and fell in love? Maybe not even your first fandom, just the first that you found on your own. You took a chance and that changed your life. You became the friend that would obsess about this thing that know one else knew of, and you became the one who would tell people of why they should watch/read it.

Is this just me?


11 contemporary novels to complement your favorite classics!

The Signs as Books
  • Aries: The Hunger Games
  • Taurus: Harry Potter
  • Gemini: The Maze Runner
  • Cancer: 13 Reasons Why
  • Leo: Divergent
  • Virgo: Lord of the Rings
  • Libra: The Uglies
  • Scorpio: Vampire Academy
  • Sagittarius: Fablehaven
  • Capricorn: The Giver
  • Aquarius: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Pisces: The Fault in Our Stars
the signs as ya novels
  • Aries: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Taurus: Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  • Gemini: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  • Cancer: The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Leo: The Spectacular Now by Tim Sharp
  • Virgo: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Libra: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
  • Scorpio: Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Sagittarius: Paper Towns by John Green
  • Capricorn: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  • Aquarius: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Pisces: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern