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Feb 01, 2021TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” is an award-winning book that leaves you wondering about so many things. This novel is focused on Jonas, a twelve-year-old boy who lives in a perfect community. Everyone and everything are the same. Despite portraying a community with basic emotions, there were a lot of complex emotions that I felt while reading this book. The overall message of the importance of individuality was made very clear throughout the book. I really enjoyed reading about the fantasy part where The Giver and Jonas are able to give memories to each other. The ending summed up the story amazingly well and horribly at the same time. The book has successfully left me hanging at Lois Lowry’s last words. I enjoyed reading this book, but the one thing that confused me was the audience the author had in mind. The writing was simple and easy to read, but there are many dark themes present. Overall, it was an enjoyable book that was intriguing, to say the least. 4/5-@India_ink of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board The Giver is one of the best books I've read. I read this book for a school project and genuinely loved reading it. I think the author did a great job portraying how we as a society can take things for granted in our daily lives. So much was taken away from the community involved in the story. Although everything may seem perfect on the outside, people in the community never experience what many of us get to have and feel, such as love and joy. I loved reading The Giver and recommend ages twelve and up to read the book if you truly want to understand the meaning behind the story. Rating: 5/5 @enhypen7 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board