My mom taught me to read when i was 3 and i've been reading ever since. I LOVE to read and now 'listen' to books.
I saw the movie, first, didn't realize there was a book so had to read/listen. Nice story. Terribly terribly sad at times but also very enlightening. I cannot imagine the pain of losing so much of myself, but in all honesty, i think there is life after .... i would hope that in the event of my losing my physical 'self' i would learn to live a new life. Follow the new path life handed me. Easy for me to say ... now ... Life is a gift, not to be thrown back in the face of the Giver. I hope i never have to make the choice Will made or have to live with the choice like Lou did. A very thought-provoking story. Well worth a credit and will definitely re-read at some point.
I loved this story and enjoyed the reader, her voice seemed to bring the story alive and added in the needed humor. I can't wait to read the next one and I hope the movie does the book justice!!