Friday, May 1, 2009

The Giver Book Review

Lois Lowry's The Giver was a good read because the book made me think a lot and the book was also interesting.

In The Giver, as a person got older, they would get more. When a person in the book turned a one they would be put into a family unit, when they turned a nine they would be given a bicycle, and when they turned a twelve, they would find out what their job was and start training right away.

Everyone's job normally suited what they like doing and the jobs were also typical. But, Jonas's job was a little different. His job was to receive memories and the memories were given by the Giver. Jonas held memories and feelings that no one else in his world knew about. Everyday Jonas would receive memories and feelings from the Giver. Some memories/feelings were good and some were bad.

Jonas gets upset that nobody in his world gets to have memories and feelings like he does. Feeling this way, Jonas figures out a way where it is possible for people to experience something that they can cherish, good or bad.

I do recommend The Giver because the book is an interesting read and because I personally think the end is good. The end lets a person believe whatever they want to believe happened in Jonas's world and lets their imaginations fly.

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