Woah, I can easily understand why such a grand amount of people loved this book and definitely see why many were not satisfied with the movie I cannot believe how many elements of this story they changed However, there is something that I must admit I preferred the movie because of how melancholic and hopeful it made me feel and for the suspense inside it that the book irrevocably lacked It is not something that I hear myself say often at all I have always been that little full of criticism girl who could not help but compare books to movies and movies to books Quite a negative experience I tend to have with the latter I mean, Red Riding Hood trailer , starring Amanda Seyfried, was enticing Reading the film to novel adaptation though felt like walking through mud tiring, boring, and endless Why I granted it a three star rating is beyond me 4.
5 HOLY STARS I don t remember reading a book as fast as I read this one.
It was a great read.
I couldn t put the book down for hours.
And I must say is different from other books that I have read so this review actually is going to be somehow different from others.
So let s start.
I enjoyed the beginning , maybe because it looked like dystopian kind of book and as you may know I love dystopian books.
Also the colorless nature and emotionless were things that made me to continue read the book.
This is one of those books that keeps getting interesting page by page.
What I really enjoyed from this book , the reason why I gave it 4.
5 stars is because there were some moments described so beautifully and full of energy and life.
Somehow they made me think about life and all things that it has , the nice , the cruel , the dreams , the goa books, The Giver Author Lois Lowry This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Giver, Essay By Lois Lowry Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For [Lois Lowry] Ø The Giver [19th-century PDF] read Online » You I think I m missing something Everyone loves this book and I liked it too, but it wasn t amazing or anything.
The Giver felt like a very sparse story to me First, there isn t much characterization, so I didn t form an emotional connection with any of the characters not even with Jonas or The Giver two central characters Asher and Fiona particularly Fiona are introduced such that you assume they will play greater roles in the book than they do I don t feel like I knew Mom or Dad or Lily at all While the lack of an emotional bond with these lesser characters may be due to the nature of their community, Jonas and The Giver should really be sympathetic, in my opinion.
Second, the description of the community itself is sparse There is SPOILER ALERT I don t know what you mean when you say the whole world or generations before him I thought there was only us I thought there was only now read the book, watch the movie, experience the synergy We don t live in a dystopian world, but we do have a growing number of our population who believe that all that exists is NOW, that history is irrelevant, and that there is no future It simplifies existence when a person can convince themselves of this No need to learn about the past, no need to think about tomorrow, they just react to what they have to do today I insist on being a complicated creature What I learn about the past helps me make decisions about the present The dreams I have for the future influence my decisions in the NOW The past, the NOW, and the future all mingle together with very little delineation read Man oh man, for a children s bookLowry certainly didn t pull any punches Jonas lives in a perfectly perfect world Every family has one mother, one father, one girl and one boy Families always get along, the parents never disagree, no one has any secrets Everyone contributes to society equally No one is ever outraged, angry, sad The life where nothing was ever unexpected Or inconvenient Or unusual The life without colour, pain or past.
However what appears perfect on the surface hides a far darker truth There isn t any negativity in their world but also, there isn t any true happiness or love All emotions are suppressed, children are taken from birth mothers, and defected individuals are released His society is alive but not living Jonas is ready to undergo the ceremony of twelves during which are children born in the same year age to the next Ø The Giver Ø If there are no wrong answers, can we really say that something has any meaning It is very easy to start an interesting science fiction story Simply begin with a mystery Don t explain things to the reader and leave them in a state of wonder In this way, everything will seem interesting, intriguing, and worth exploring Tap into the reader s powers of imagination and allow them to make your story interesting in ways you need not imagine, and perhaps cannot create This is a good plan for starting a science fiction story Lots of science fiction stories begin in this way On television, almost all of them do X Files , Lost , Battlestar Galactica , The 4400 , The truth is out there They have a plan The Giver starts in this way In the first few pages as the setting unfolded, I was struck by the parallels to China after the cultural revolution the bicycles, the uniform like clothi
5 5 Stars I read this book previously in middle school for English class and was still able to appreciate it almost a decade later The Giver is a story that sticks with many of us as it is often a part of required reading in school I consider it one of the most impactful academic reads from my adolescence as it was one of the first stories to feel targeted towards me I think the concept is fantastic and appreciate it s method of tackling serious issues through the lens of a teen Though it was published after many famous dystopian stories of similar nature, I feel The Giver succeeds in resonating with younger readers and challenging them to think critically about society in a way many others cannot.
Reading as an adult though, I do feel I enjoyed it less I had many questions about the structure of the world that weren t answered in te I ve taught this book to my 6th graders nine years in a row Once I realized that the book is actually a mystery, and not the bland sci fi adventure it seemed at first skim, I loved it and each time Nine years, two classes most years 17 TIMES I ve come to see that the book isn t the story of a depressing utopia It s the story of the relationship between the main characters The Giver, Jonas, and I won t say her name And of course, the baby Gabe.
Every year, as we read the book out loud together, I am amazed at details the students notice things I ve missed the previous 15 times , or questions they raise that lead to further insights for not just the class but ME My God, the things they come up with, that I as an English