Review: The Giver

8 August, 2014 / 2 Comments

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The Giver (The Giver Quartet #1) by Lois Lowry

My Copy: eBook, 240 pages
Publication Date: April 26, 1993
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Source: Purchased

There is no turning back once you learn the truth.

Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community.

My Review

What you’re in for: Order. A very controlled society. Ceremony of Ages. Stirrings. Sameness. Quick and easy read. Unanswered questions.

Am I glad I read it? I am glad I read it. I mean, come on, it’s just one of those books you have to read. But I wasn’t all that impressed by it, to be honest.
I did like some of the surprises it threw my way, such as the colour thing. But, there were things that bugged me.
Too many unanswered questions. I thought the Giver was going to answer all these questions, but he didn’t even know much. There was just so much left up in the air, so many aspects not explained. That bugs me.
It was fairly enjoyable and it was interesting, but something was just off.
I’m not really sure why this book is sooo popular and well-received. I mean, I get that it was, like, the first of its kind or whatever, and it was decent, but it just wasn’t that great in my opinion. Only okay.
Not sure if I will read the second book.

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2 Responses to “Review: The Giver”

  1. The Giver is like THE dystopian classic but I’ve never read it! I always thought it was a story about an old man living in an attic with a candle, don’t even ask why, so that put me off from reading for a while. When the movie trailer came out, I was so surprised to find out the actual plot! Might be giving this a go before running to the cinema haha 🙂

    Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story

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