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The Giver (book)

137 Ratings: 3.7
A novel by Lois Lowry

In the "ideal" world into which Jonas was born, everybody has sensibly agreed that well-matched married couples will raise exactly two offspring, one boy and one girl. These children's adolescent sexual impulses will be stifled with specially … see full wiki

19 reviews about The Giver (book)
review by . July 07, 2010
Makes you appreciate the good and the bad
I remember first reading this book in 7th grade. 13 years later I stil remember it and for good reason. This book gets your attention by presenting a world so different from our own. A world where there is no choice, no color, no feeling. There are no wars, famine, or suffering but there is also so much that is eerily absent. Like many people we want to envision a way to change our world to eliminate the bad but this story is the perfect example of how there can be …
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
The Giver---a world full of nothingness. Think about moderating everything interesting, dangerous and stimulating...how many other books have this theme? But this one has a soft, personal perspective.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Amazing, beautiful story. Read it to your young people.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
This is one of those books you will remember for the rest of your life. I think I read it in fourth grade
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
Love,love,loved this book as a kid. I need to find it,and buy it!
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
Thought-provoking for adults as well as kids.
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
the ending is pretty anticlimatic
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Loved this book ever since I read it when I was 12. Beautiful, touching and thoughtful story. Really makes you contemplate what we're doing in this world and where we could be headed.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Awesom, awesom book! Very good, highly recommended for young and old.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
def read
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
All time favorite, for sure.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
I thought the ending was sorta sad but sorta nice because you don't know what happened to the boy and the baby.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Slightly disturbing, but really good.
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
Love this book! Really makes you think outside the box!
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
one of my favorite children's books of all time. blew my mind at the age of eleven.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
great book
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
a wonderful book about how great being different can be.
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
Why is this rated 3.6 somewhere else?
review by . May 12, 2009
Thank you Amazon for recommending this book as I never heard of it. I read it one sitting and wanted more at the end! The book is a combination of Brave New World and Logan's Run. People live in a community where everyone is happy and conditioned from birth. All life's professions are chosen by the community elders at the child's 12th birthday. All society misfits and extreme elderly are "released." The story centers around Jonas, who is approaching his 12th birthday. At …
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