<u>The Giver</u> is one of my favourite books. It so deserved the Newberry Award. :D
I've read it over and over again, and it amazes me how Lowry was able to think through all of this, create an entire future society, and not make it cliché in the least- instead of making things 'futuristic', she instead painted a picture about a world where technology has decreased, where people are more or less imprisoned in perfection and stripped of all emotion- not having it taken away, but never being taught what love is, what hate is, or even what true happiness feels like.
And the Giver... Wow. Lowry hit the character jackpot there. I mean, come on. A character who is the only human (as far as we know) who remembers, who has been given and passes on memories of the past, of what things used to be. Who teaches his apprentice how to feel, to love, and to hate. He's the only one who knows that what everyone is doing is <u>wrong</u>.
Again. Amazing book. *Hugs her copy*
The Giver, eh? Sounds good. What's it about?
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
Description is awful, and does not give the book justice, at all. >:( So you'll have to take our word about how amazingly, mind-blowingly good it is. xP
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