"The Chosen" by Chaim Potok, and "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.
Two young-adult novels -- The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, and The Giver, by Lois Lowry -- contain main characters who's lives are closely reflected to that of the other. These characters share similar feelings of frustration, and yet understanding towards their situations. Both characters were raised to respect the rules of their communities, however realize, through inner conflict, and a deeper understanding of self, that the only way to help not only themselves but their community is to break free from the traditions that hold them there.
In both novels, the characters are born into a commun…
- "The Chosen" by Chaim Potok, and "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.
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