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The Giver

272 Ratings: 3.6
A book by Lois Lowry

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Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Children's Books, Teens
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
53 reviews about The Giver
review by . June 28, 2010
The Giver is one of those precious books that affects you differently each time you read it, especially if you have aged between readings. My reaction as a middle school student and my reaction as a teacher preparing to study it in a classroom of my own was could not have been more different.      One thing the novel lends itself to is a discussion of utopian/dystopian societies. I was amazed at what my students had to say about something I expected them to struggle with. Jonas …
review by . June 08, 2010
The Giver is one of those few books that are written for children (or so publishers think) but stay with us far longer than regular childhood items of interest. Reading it as an adult gives you a second layer, hidden beneath the veneer of simplicity, that makes you think. In this case, Lois Lowry has made us think about freedom. Both it’s value and it’s consequences. You follow a young boy on the brink of adulthood (after all, this is where most of wish we could change or alter our decisions …
review by . June 28, 2010
While "The Giver" is recommended reading, I honestly do not think anyone can gain more from it than pre-teens and young teenagers. The protagonist, Jonas, is an everyman among the aforementioned demographic. Even if our society doesn't completely mirror the cold and uncaring utopia in the novel, Jonas' ambivalence toward his new understanding is easy for a pre-teen to relate with, and the simplified notion of a small community acting as a microcosm for a dystopic future gives them …
Quick Tip by . January 12, 2011
Fascinating. I love the way she created the world without long chunks of history and explanation.
Quick Tip by . November 06, 2010
I really enjoyed this book and I am thinking about rereading it.
review by . July 08, 2010
An Instant Classic
   Upon picking up this book when i was young, i knew it was nothing like i had ever read before. I really enjoyed it a lot. It is so different from the repetitive novels that i've found myself picking up time and time again.        This short novel is a refreshing read to pick up and give a chance. I do believe it will become an instant classic to young readers as it brings a good message of doing what is right, …
review by . June 08, 2010
The Giver written by Lois Lowry is a very thought stimulating novel. The setting is a village where life appears to be perfect. Society has finally created a utopia. The story is from the point of view of a twelve year old named Jonas. Everyone one in the community is assigned a job and Jonas has been designated a special job and learns about the world around. One of the most intriguing points in this novel is whether or not the community is a good thing or a bad thing. That is for the reader to …
Quick Tip by . August 13, 2010
I first read this book in the third grade and have been a fan ever since! In fact, I think it had a part in making me insistent upon using precise language. Great for all ages!
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
One of those classic-y social sci-fi's. It's a world in the future where life has been made safe by being moderated in the interesting things that can be shared.
Quick Tip by . August 03, 2010
The idea/plot was amazing and creative. It was very easy to understand how their life is compared to ours; very descriptive and interesting.
review by . June 24, 2010
This book took me high and low. It made me angry and at the end I was so satisfied. The whole society they had created was frustrating and they were keeping people in a secret world. It made me so happy to know that you could get out of it, if you were smart enough.      I recommend this book to anyone, young and old. It encourages people to think of this world we live in in so many different ways. It helps one think outside the box.    
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
This book is really profound. It makes you think about how society works without getting too philosophical. It is definitely worth reading.
Quick Tip by . July 16, 2010
A brilliant idea carries this book that should be read and pondered by all
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
A childhood favorite that I love to re-read. It really is a fantastic, quick read.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
I had to read this book in junior high as required reading, but I simply loved it! I still read it at least once a year.
Quick Tip by . July 11, 2010
Loved this book! Set in such a strange time period, but one that could very well be the future for us if mankind doesn't get its act together.
Quick Tip by . July 08, 2010
Oof! This type of book evades its audience, it has way too many covert insinuations and implicit meanings that teachers fail to unpack to a class. :P nexxxt!
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
One of the most amazing, intense and eye-opening books I have ever encountered. I couldn't put it down
review by . July 01, 2010
"The Giver" is one of my all time favorite books.  I am not an avid reader.  I have never been one, but when I first was required to read this book in the sixth grade, I have loved it ever since.  In fact, when I was in 6th grade, I would get into trouble because I kept reading ahead.      I couldn't help it, it is a wonderful thought provoking, and quick page turning book!  I found myself identifying with Jonas, feeling as though I have a …
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
heart breaking tale, great for all ages, it's been a while since i've read it, but it makes me want to read it all over again!
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
A great book. A little slow at first but it gets real good later on.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
one of my favorite books
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
this book is very memorable
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Be prepared for a shocking story!
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Great book. I read this in middle school it was a very age-appropriate book.
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