Saturday, July 16, 2016

Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Synopsis: The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.

Review: A favorite since I first read it in high school, I come back to it every few years. This time, I read it because we watched the recent movie. Which changed too much of the book to be good, despite holding mostly true to the theme. The book, however, using simple language to create a complex world, a world that seems possible. Worth reading.

Bookmarks: 8 of 10

Awards: The 1994 Newbery Medal , The 1994 Regina Medal, The 1996 William Allen White Award, American Library Association listings for "Best Book for Young Adults", "ALA Notable Children's Book", and "100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000.", A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, Booklist Editors' Choice, A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

ISBN: 978-0-547-99566-3
Year Published: 1993
Date Finished: 7-5-2016
Pages: 225

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