I started reading this one at work last night and finished a good six chapters without realizing it. Then I got home after work, told myself that I have insomnia anyway, and proceeded to read more of this book.
By the time I got to the heart of the story, I finally told myself to put the book down. I need to at least get enough sleep to wake up at a decent time. There's dinner to make, preparations to be done, lists to organize, friends to harass... You know, stuff to do and no time.
I can see why The Giver turned out to be such a classic YA book. There's enough content to see that Lois Lowry put a lot of thought into her world and her characters. So far, I'm enjoying it quite a bit. It may not be my favorite book, nor the best book I've read so far, but it's still a good one and I'm glad I added it specifically as a book to read for one of this year's Reading Challenges.
I'm only about half way through it right now, so it might still be too early to make any more opinions, but I have a good feeling I'll enjoy the rest of the book as much as I've enjoyed the first half so far. Unfortunately, I also have a feeling this book may not be the most memorable despite how well written and created it is.
So much for trying to finish The Demon King first, but my intention had been to read the first chapter of The Giver as a sort of "first impressions" of sorts... and well... we all know what happens when something catches my attention enough to hold it.
So this will probably be the first book I finish for my TBR Pile Challenge (hosted by Roof Beam Reader), and I will update my post accordingly.