The Giver books –

The Giver Twelve year old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community

10 thoughts on “The Giver

  1. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    Lowry s book is a piece of nationalist propaganda, using oversimplification, emotional appeals, and dualistic morality to shut down her readers minds More troubling is that it is aimed at children, who don t yet have the critical faculties to defend themselves from such underhanded methods.Unsurprisingly, Lowry adopts the structure of the monomyth, equating a spiritual journey with a m

  2. Kristine Kristine says:

    I ve taught this book to my 6th graders nine years in a row Once I realized that the book is actually a mystery, and not the bland sci fi adventure it seemed at first skim, I loved itandeach time Nine years, two classes most years 17 TIMES I ve come to see that the book isn t the story of a depressing utopia It s the story of the relationship between the main characters the Giver, Jonas, a

  3. James Carroll James Carroll says:

    This book is perhaps the best refutation that I have seen in some time of a common philosophy of pain that is sometimes found in the popular media and in some versions of Buddhism According to this philosophy, pain is the ultimate evil, and so, to eliminate pain and suffering we must give up desire, and individuality Self is an illusion, and leads to pain desire and agency are dangerous, so we

  4. Nick Nick says:

    4.5 HOLY STARS I don t remember reading a book as fast as I read this one.It was a great read.I couldn t put the book down for hours.And I must say is different from other books that I have read so this review actually is going to be somehow different from others.So let s start.I enjoyed the beginning , maybe because it looked like dystopian kind of book and as you may know I love dystopian books.

  5. Julie Ruble Julie Ruble says:

    I think I m missing something Everyone loves this book and I liked it too, but it wasn t amazing or anything.The Giver felt like a very sparse story to me First, there isn t much characterization, so I didn t form an emotional connection with any of the characters not even with Jonas or the Giver two central characters Asher and Fiona particularly Fiona are introduced such that you assume they will pl

  6. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    Stuck at home Got some time on your hands Want to start a long series But you don t want a dud Then I have some suggestions for you Check out this booktube video all about which series are worth your time and which ones aren t Thanks for watching and happy reading Check Out the Written Review Man oh man, for a children s bookLowry certainly didn t pull any punches Jonas lives in a perfectly perfect world

  7. Matt Matt says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here If there are no wrong answers, can we really say that something has any meaning It is very easy to start an interesting science fiction story Simply begin with a mystery Don t explain things to the reader and leave them in a state of wonder In this way, everything will seem interesting, intriguing, and worth exploring Tap into the

  8. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    SPOILER ALERT I don t know what you mean when you say the whole world or generations before him I thought there was only us I thought there was only now Read the book, watch the movie, experience the synergy We don t live in a dystopian world, but we do have a growing number of our population who believe that all that exists is NOW, that history is irrelevant, and that there is no future It simplifies existence w

  9. Emma Giordano Emma Giordano says:

    3.5 5 Stars I read this book previously in middle school for English class and was still able to appreciate it almost a decade later The Giver is a story that sticks with many of us as it is often a part of required reading in school I consider it one of the most impactful academic reads from my adolescence as it was one of the first stories to feel targeted towards me I think the concept is fantastic and appreciate

  10. Jj873 Jj873 says:

    Upon finishing this book, not 20 minutes ago, I m left with several thoughts 1 This book should be required reading for everyone with the emotional maturity to handle it I believe that blindly labeling The Giver as a children s book is neither realistic nor necessarily wise, in some instances Parents would be well advised to thoroughly screen it before offering it to an emotionally sensitive child to read 2 Very few thin

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