Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ages 11+

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community.
When Jonas turns twelve he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now it's time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Hmmmm, I don't really know what to write about this book. I feel like all the things I want to write about are going to give too much away for the people who haven't read it yet. I'll just say this: this book makes you think. It's definitely for the older kids, because a lot of the concepts in the book and the way it ends would be hard to understand for younger children. I think this book is perfect for middle school aged kids. It's a good book, but I did find the ending a little depressing, at least the way I interpreted it. Anyone else have any thoughts on this book? I would love to hear your feedback! I'm interested in how others interpreted the ending.

1 comment:

  1. i've seen this book in the bookstore. i'm glad you read it, i've been thinking about it.