Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Giver by Lois Lowry is a great read, and keeps you wondering. A boy named Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memory as his job for the community. In this community there is no color, everything is the same, and everything is chosen for you, like what you do for a living and who you marry. When you begin to have feelings for someone, which they call Stirrings, you have to take special pills so that way everything stays in order and you don’t fall in love with anyone. Jonas meets his instructor and calls him Giver. Giver and Jonas don’t like sameness and hatch a plan to let everyone know what it’s like to have freedom. Does their plan work? Read to find out (;
Reviewed by rainbowspongebobninja
I recommend The Giver by Lois Lowry. This book takes place in a community in the future with no war, no emotion, and no freedom. The Giver is about a boy named Jonas who was chosen to receive special training when he turned 12. His job was supposed to be secret. He cannot talk about his day with the Giver. He will not be allowed to finish training if he did. The Giver is a person who can see in the future and the past. The Giver is very important to the community because when the council members can’t make an important decision, they ask the giver to look into the future. If the Giver makes a bad decision or something goes wrong, the whole community fails. Follow Jonas on his journey to become the next Giver. I love this book; it’s sad, adventurous and exciting. I give it five stars. If you read this book it will make you cry.
Reviewed by Gummybear40153