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Monday, June 13, 2011

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Title: The Giver

Author: Lois Lowry


Rating: 3 stars

All these years Jonas believed that he lived in a perfect community. The orders and rules are there for their own benefit; children are assigned to special family who will nurture them, each year they will received similar treatment so there wont be any differences. Jonas believed it was for the best. But when he was assigned into be The Receiver, he discovered the dark truth about his community, and his world never be the same again.

Honestly I would give higher rating if only the story was longer and had clearer ending; I hate cliffhanger. However I have to be honest, this is a good story; albeit too short for my liking. I like how Jonas reacted toward all the new things he learned about his community. The shocking truth behind the orders that he trusted as the best for him and his community. Also the devastation he felt when he couldn't tell the truth to his friends; how his view had changed completely from them.

This is good for people who just start reading dystopian but for dystopian lover like me, it leaves unsatisfied taste in my mouth.



Ruperto Prieto said...

I've been seeing this book for quite some time now. still can't decide if I want to read this...

Lynossa (Deranged Book Lovers) said...

@Ruperto, I get what you mean, I couldn't tell you whether you should read it or not.
Overall it's good: the writing style and all. It's just too short and has a cliffhanger ending.

TG said...

I've wanted to read this ever since I heard that Matched borrowed heavily from it. Good review - I think I will give it a try, as it's short so it won't take up too much of my time.

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