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: Juana
age: 14

Review submitted on 09/24/2010 at 09:47:46

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Illustrations Rating
5.0 out of a possible 10.0

Juana writes the following about The Giver :
The Giver by: Lois Lowry
Itís one of my favorite books
I give it 4Ĺ stars

The Giver is a book telling about an Utopian Society where people have to follow the rules or get released and is too much of a perfect world. The main character is a boy named Jonas which lives in sameness with a lot of other people. Soon he will be able to see a lot of colors. Jonas is starting to loose his best friends after he was told that he will be the new receiver.
In this book their world was nothing like ours. Their world has to be perfect or they will have starvation and all of the bad stuff again. Everyone has to follow all the rules, and there area lot of rules. No one can see colors and no one has a memory of what happened in the past. They are in a time called sameness. Sameness is that they canít even see color only something like black and white.
If there are twins they need to release one and give the other one to the nurturers. Also they release the old when they have had a long good life. Sameness has been going on for a very long time. Jonas, being a receiver, is in pain when he sees his friends and younger kids playing a game of war. Jonas doesnít want to be the receiver anymore.
I love this book because it is talking about adventure. This book kept me going on toward the end.
My final view about the book is that I would not like to go to sameness and be with these people. I would kill myself if it went like that. Also I would go mad if the colors went away.

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