The Giver by Lois Lowry is a classic, fascinating novel. In this 179 paged book, a 12-year-old boy, named Jonas, lives in an unnamed community where there are no colors, choices, feelings, or freedom. That is how all the people lived in his locale, for as long as Jonas remembers. Then, as the time in his life arrives to be assigned a career, he is selected to be the new “Receiver”. As Jonas starts to discover what being the Receiver really means, and how the community truly functions, he decides for himself that his community is not the place where he wants to grow up. His surprising decision prompts a carefully planned escape, a light-eyed toddler, and a bicycle. This book is amazing, filled with promising excitement. And that, my friends, is no taradiddle. (taradiddle: noun, defined as “an unimportant lie”).