The Giver

What does Lilly say that gets her into trouble? Why?


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Actually, this is in Ch. 3. This novel has been burnt into my brain! Lilly sees the newborn and loves it. She off handedly says that she wants to be a birthmother. Lily's mother scolds her saying that there is no "honour" in that job. Birthmothers were recruited for that reason only. Their babies were taken away once their "job" was done. It was considered a very low class job.