The Giver by Lois Lowry – Review

The Giver by Lois Lowry: 3/5 Stars


This was a classic case of I-don’t-want-to-finish-it-but-it-looked-good-so-I-think-I-should syndrome. (Come on, I know it’s happened to you too.)

Regrettably, some books are best to read at a certain age window. Which is fine until you miss it. Like me. (Oops.)

But before I give my whole review away, let’s dig into the details.

The Giver by Lois Lowry: 3/5 Stars★ ★ ★

Young Adult / Genre: Dystopia / Content: 14+ / Recommended

Jonas lives in a perfect world…or so they say. A world with no war, a war with no pain, a world with no fear. But it’s also a world without love.

When it’s time for him to become a true member of his society, he gets the chance to see past its pristine facade—and discover the truth.

His job is to receive all the world’s memories that have been placed under the care of the Giver, where they couldn’t harm anyone, but also where they couldn’t be shared. It seems beneficial, placing the responsibility and control in fewer hands in an effort to keep the world at large innocent—but it takes away part of themselves. Who they are.  
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A Definitive Ranking of the Wizened Old Folks of Bookland

I think it’s time to give out elders some of the spotlight, don’t you think? 😉

Here’s my top 6 from my limited experience with these fabulous, lovable characters.

6. The Giver (From The Giver, suprise!)

This dude’s pretty tough. Holding the world’s memories and having the patience to deal with training Jonas? I think yes.

5. Mr. Jarvis Lorry (A Tale of Two Cities)

Oh, Mr. Lorry, you are so amusing. Thank you for letting me laugh through a Dickens novel. Seriously, though, Mr. Lorry is no softie to get through the French Revolution.

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