The Giver by Lois Lowery is a classic. If you did not have to read it in middle school, and have not reread it before it comes out in theaters as a movie, I don’t know what you have been doing. The Giver is about a Utopian society that have affected themselves with “sameness”. In this society no one falls in love, has their own children, or chooses anything for themselves. Each age has their own perk until they reach adulthood after 12th year. It is twelfth year that changes the lives of children each year. After eleventh year the children find out what their role is going to be in society. For the main character, Jonas, he has started seeing things that he cannot quite understand, but all of it will soon be shown to him as the new “Receiver” of the community. Being the “Receiver” is supposed to be a highly respected position and is a privilege, but Jonas soon finds out that it is not everything that people think it is.
The Giver is definitely a great novel, and it explores a lot of things during the reading, but alas it is just not one of my favorites. I have also read Gathering Blue and I remember liking that more, but I’m probably going to reread all four just to read them again. I’m excited for the movie, but I already know that it is going to be different from the book. Same concepts, but the characters are different, it ought to be interesting. If you haven’t read it, definitely add it to your reading list. Until next time,
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