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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8.5 out of a possible 10.0
Book review by: Derek Crenshaw
age: 13

Review submitted on 04/10/2008 at 17:02:36

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0.0 out of a possible 10.0

Derek Crenshaw writes the following about The Giver :
This book is about a kid by the name Jonas. He was rasied in a community where no one had emotions or could see in color, they all saw in black and white. When Jonas gets assigned to become the next reciever, he is worried. He goes to his training and learns about colors and emotions from somebody by the name of The Giver. The Giver transmits memories to Jonas by touching Jonas's back while he is laying on a bed. He learns about a thing called release. He learns that when someone is realeased, they get killed, so he ran away. To find out what happens you have to read it to the very end.

The author's purpose for the book is to entertain you. The author's message is to do what you want, and don't let others ruin what you believe, and I do agree with the author's message, because I will always believe what I want to, and nobody will ever change that. I think the author handled the setting the best, because it really made you seem like you were there becuase there was so much detail. The main character in the story was Jonas. I would want Jonas to help me create a new society, because he is very intelligent, and he knows a lot about rules and government. I think the book was less than perfect because of the detail, only when he was running away, there should have been more details on how he felt and how nervous it was to do it. I think a person with a creative mind and anybody that just loves a good book would enjoy reading this book. If I had to pick the entertainment value of this book out of the options of poor, fair, good, or great, I would have to pick good.
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