Book Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

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Title : The Giver

Author: Lois Lowry

Series: The Giver Quartet #1

Publisher: Ember

Released: January 24th 2006

Book Summary:

Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Jan Review:

First of all i like to say I read this book purely because the movie is coming out. That being said that gets me excited some books i only discover because of the hype of a movie coming out.   This book is thought provoking, it did tug at my heart strings a bit at the end.  I think the movie will probably take it beyond what we are offered in the book which is okay the book not that big a jumping off point is okay as well.  I am interested to read the other stories that are part of the quartet.

 

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