The Giver

by: Lois Lowry

Chapters 19-20

1

You can read the books; you’ll have the memories. You have access to everything. It’s part of your training. If you want to watch the release, you have simply to ask.

2

Jonas stared at the screen, waiting for something to happen. But nothing did. The little twin lay motionless. His father was putting things away. Folding the blanket. Closing the cupboard. Once again, as he had on the playing field, he felt the choking sensation. Once again he saw the face of the light-haired, bloodied soldier as life left his eyes. The memory came back. He killed it! My father killed it!

3

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.