The Giver Book Review
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The Giver book review

Lois Lowry
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Title: The Giver

Author: Lois Lowry

Average number of words per page: more than 100

413 readers have rated this story.
Average story rating: 7.72/10.0
413 readers have rated the illustrations.
Average illustration rating: 5.35/10.0

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9.0 out of a possible 10.0
Book review by: Manuela H.
age: 11

Review submitted on 11/15/2005 at 19:49:35

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Illustrations Rating
7.0 out of a possible 10.0

Manuela H. writes the following about The Giver :
I enjoyed the book from the begining to the very end. But I would have like it more if it had a better ending. Just the fact that Jonas could have died, petrifies me. You see, the book is about an eleven year old boy, chosen to be the new receiver of memory. The giver transmits old memories from the past (before sameness) that no longer exists in the perfect community. He is the only one who holds the memories of pain, war, and the true pleasures of life. When he finds out what relese is he is forced to act quickly. He and Gabriel ( a new born child who has some difficulties) escape the community and go elsewhere. The book ends there, and does not explain what happens to them. It is a book for all ages, but has some harsh parts in it. This book reminds us that life now is harsh, and that we all have visions of a perfect life. But especially that we all should be more united and appreciate life how it is. I recommend it.
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