4 stars - The Giver by Lois Lowry
What felt like the grandmother to the Hunger Games and all other post-apocalyptic future reading. Loved it. And I think it's crazy that it was written so long ago but is so relevant to what is "current" in 2014. It took me no time to finish this as it was short but riveting. Highly recommend if you haven't read it! Here's a quick synopsis from Amazon if you aren't familiar with the book.
The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.
Menu - Apples, apples everywhere
Apple Cheddar Ham Rollups
Caramelized Onion Apple Bites
Recipe from Hello Giggles