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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Book review by: Hazel&Keira
age: 12

Review submitted on 11/16/2010 at 13:10:11

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Story Rating
8.5 out of a possible 10.0

Hazel&Keira writes the following about The Giver :
Jonas is an average boy who is about to turn 12 and get his life changed. He lives in a very organized community where basically, their life is planned out. There are no decisions, no problems, and no feelings. Jonas goes through life not worrying about anything, until he gets his life assignment at age twelve. Since there is no worrying of anything outside of the community, one of the jobs is to hold all of the memories and wisdom of the past (in order to eliminate worries to the rest of the community). This person is brave, wise, and has the capacity to “see beyond.” Jonas is chosen to become the next receiver. He goes through pain, suffering, and he has opened up to a whole new world like he never new. He now sees in color (the rest of the community is colorblind) and knows of many new things such as animals, decisions, and warfare. After learning about a world he never knew, he decides he needs to make a difference and change the community. He and The Giver (the previous receiver who passes the memories) make a plan. If you want to know what happens next, read and find out!
We really enjoyed the book. We think it was suspenseful, interesting, and kept us wanting to read more. It was fun reading about a kid our age, and reading about his realizations, opinions, and thoughts. We would really recommend this book to not only kids’ out age, but for adults as well. It really made us think, since their community was extremely organized, about our own community and the way it is set up. This book really makes you think about your own struggles, and realizations in life. In conclusion, we really enjoyed the book, and would definitely recommend it to%2Proxy-Connection: keep-alive Cache-Control: max-age=0 0others!
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