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The Giver

The Giver Quartet, Book 1
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Jun 17, 2021Lizarreola15 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This novel, by Lowry, Lois, is titled The Giver, which is a highly enthusiastic book. It has many adventures, suspense and it also provides knowledge and it brings out a new point of view of what a “perfect” world really is. While The…
Jun 16, 2021maxwellyouu rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The Giver by Lois Lowry is an interesting and captivating novel set in a dystopian society. The Giver is a thoughtful and morally driven novel about a young boy named Jonas. It describes his role in a strictly regulated society where…
Jun 05, 2021Shreeya_Amin rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The Giver is set in a systematic society of equality in the future. There are many strict rules of order such as assigned families, no freedom of expression, and a set schedule for everyone. In this community everyone is assigned a job at…
May 26, 2021april_guitar10 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The novel, The Giver, written by Lois Lowry is about a dystopian society where regulation is the basis for functioning. The community has to follow specific strict rules, and affairs such as childbirth are managed by a designated group of…
Mar 24, 2021
The Giver is a thrilling story set in an idealistic and safe community where routine, conformity and organization are the norm. The world is set in grey-scale, monotonous and following a strict set of rules to keep the community in line. A…
Feb 05, 2021amandajolievo rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The Giver is about an 11-year-old boy living in a utopian community where pain, fear, feelings, war, and lust doesn’t exist. Everyone looks the same and no one is allowed to judge others. People can’t have their own babies, instead, they…
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…
Jan 05, 2021ArapahoePatrick rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I decided to end my 2020 reading by revisiting one of my favorite books from my childhood. Initially I was worried that The Giver wouldn't hold up, but as I read it I was reminded of a lot of special memories from my middle school English…
Dec 22, 2020TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book starts off pretty slowly. It doesn’t give you much information at the beginning. But once the book starts to give some explanations, the story becomes very interesting and you begin to understand the reasons behind why certain…
Dec 10, 2020danielgarcia2002 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A very good book, it shows a great example of how society would be if everything was planned from the very beginning for everyone. Emotions and relationships are nothing in this place, families and jobs are chosen by the “Elders” who watch…
Dec 07, 2020Monarch_47 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book is amazing!!!! It has a wonderful plot and it is beautifully written. If you have not already, you need to read it! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Loved it! The rest of the series is really good too!
Dec 03, 2020
i hate how both the main people die it sucks it was getting good to then they just die like that
Nov 07, 2020The_Zookeeper rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
How have I never read this book? It's so well written and really gives you a sense of how a society could end up at this place where everyone just follows rules without question all so they are protected from the harder things in life.
Oct 20, 2020fred98115 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
In a society where feelings and emotions have been squashed to placate the masses, one young lad is chosen to be a living library of memories. He rebels by escaping to a land of color and a full life. Great American Read. Part of a quartet.
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Oct 05, 2020emilyhart66 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Everything Lois Lowry touches is gold. She is a writer with few equals and no superiors. Read one of her deceptively simple novels and you will be so entranced you will ache to read them all.
Sep 26, 2020MINECRAFT_RULES rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I have no way to explain how amazing this book is. the meaning in it is interpretable on many levels and the word choice is superb. only the best writers could hope to live up to this books standard.
Sep 22, 2020
The Giver is a fantastic book to read for people that like to analyze a book for its message. I really recommend this book for young readers/adults. Quick summary, The Giver is about a society that’s black and white. In this world there’s…
Aug 14, 2020SAPL_Teens rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
It was really awesome. I loved how he broke up society and made everyone really remember. 5/5 stars - SAPL Teen Read It & Review Contributor
Jul 24, 2020RyanLe16 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The Giver takes place in a futuristic society where pain, fear, war, and hatred are all gone. It is a world with no diversity as everyone looks the same, and acts very similar. Kids at the age of 12 are assigned a job and adults are…
Jul 22, 2020
Twelve year old Jonas lives in a seemingly idealistic world: no pain, no sorrow, and no wars. However, there is also no happiness, animals, or colors. In Community, no one makes their own choices from their family to their occupation. …
Jul 21, 2020TheBorgQueen rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The Giver, by Lois Lowry, is a science fiction about a world in which everything is chosen for you. In this world, society runs on many rules, from being polite to apologize for interrupting. And seemingly best of all, there is no pain or…
Jul 18, 2020alexqise rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Jonas is an 11-year-old boy living in a dystopian future. In this future, there is no war and no suffering, but there are also no emotions or colors, and everything is controlled including who to marry and jobs. Jonas is at the age where…
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Jul 16, 2020JCLLizW rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is one of those books that I always meant to read but took forever to get around to...and I'm glad I finally did! Lowry does an amazing job of using details to help the reader imagine the dystopian Community and its Sameness. The…
Jul 15, 2020
Oblivious to contrast and the perception of the “real world,” Jonas lives in a community based on “sameness,” the concept that everything and everyone shall be equal and the same, in order to avoid inequality and discrimination. After…
Jul 14, 2020Anika_Singh rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Jonas is about to turn 12 years old, that’s when kids are assigned jobs by the Elders. But Jonas’ job isn’t like everyone else's. He does something special. Jonas is the receiver. The Giver is a very philosophical and abstract book.…