I will now go back and read all the books she has ever written. (Thus growing my TBR pile by leaps and bounds!) I'll start with the two companion books to The Giver: Gathering Blue and Messenger.
Some Discussion Questions (for AFTER you read the book): What does it mean to be a part of society? What do people give up to be a part of a society? What do they gain? How does Jonas cope with the knowledge he gains: about society in general and his family in particular? How does training Jonas change The Giver? What would you do if you were the Receiver of Memories? Why do you think The Giver was in pain? How do you think the Society coped after Jonas left?