The Giver by Louis Lowry

February 7, 2011
By Anonymous

If you think living in the real world is tough, imagine living in Jonas' world. Jonas lives in a black and white community filled with rules, where they assign jobs and spouses,a place with no technology, animals, or freedom. I would not recommend this book to anyone who doesn't like cliff-hangers. This books ending was unclear and in my opinion suckish. They didn't elaborate on Jonas' fate. I think this book needs more clarity. The Giver is a book of "sameness", euthanasia, and one boys' journey into the life of "Receiving". "Sameness."In their world barely anyoneis different from each other. Everything is one color, the climate doesn't change and you practically do the samething every single day.

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on Feb. 23 2011 at 8:35 pm
Internal-Love PLATINUM, Queens, New York
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hmm...............i had to read the book for school and i think the book was more then just sameness and no differences. i liked the book, and i disagree when you said the ending didn't have clarity. i think the end gave readers hope and allowed their minds to wander upon what could possibly happen in Jonas' future (there's also 2 following books after giver to answer that question)

i think the point of the book wasn't just to drone on about how boring and lifeless Jonas' world is but that how people in his world live by the same routine, have never gotten a real fresh breath of real life and freedom and choices. How the life and the uniqueness inside them is being forced out, no one knowing there's another way. It's moving because Jonas is all alone. He's the only one who can see the truth in life but he's got no one to share it with because everyone else around him (except for the giver) is clueless. He doesn't have real parents, nobody who loves him (except for the giver) because no one has emotions. He's alone in an isolated world. Nobody but giver, and Gabe, a baby with a hope.

So i think the point in the book is love, not a boring world no one wants to live in.

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