By: Lois Lowry
5/5 Stars (And on the Favorites Shelf)
What: Jonas’ world is perfect, but when he is selected for a position of honor in the community, he finds not everything is as it seems.
Recommended to those who like: Dystopian, Clean, Thought-provoking, quick reads.
This is one of my favorite books, but I haven’t read it for several years. When I found a used copy for a reasonable price, I simply had to read it again.
Jonas’ community is perfect. There is no pain, no argument, and no hunger. But when he is selected for the highest honor in the community, he discovers that nothing is as it seems. Is what they lost worth what they gained?
The Giver is one of those unique books that both children and adults can read and enjoy. The language is simple and straightforward, but the story itself is thought-provoking. I always end up thinking about the story for days after I read it.
The plot, the characters, and the message all combine for a beautiful read.
I don’t want to ruin the story for anyone in case they haven’t read it, so I will refrain from saying more. (This is an easy book to spoil for others). If you haven’t read this one yet, make sure you read it soon! Also, the movie isn’t half bad, but it misses some of the points made in the book.
The Bottom Line: I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
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