One of the things my mom likes to do is pick out books that will “expand my horizons”. These horizon-expanding books vary from classics (The Odyssey) to nonfiction (not my cup of tea, thanks) newer realistic or historical fiction books (The Disappeared). And one of these books was The Giver, by Lois Lowry. And, as usual, my mom was right. The Giver definitely expanded my horizons. In fact, The Giver will be my first review.