Monday, June 27, 2011

Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver (The Giver #1) by Lois Lowry
Received: Bought on Book Depository 

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
    Published: May 11th 1999 by Bantam Books for Young Readers (first published March 29th 1993)
  • ISBN-10: 0385732554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385732550

From GoodReads
In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy. With echoes of Brave New World, in this 1994 Newbery Medal winner, Lowry examines the idea that people might freely choose to give up their humanity in order to create a more stable society. Gradually Jonas learns just how costly this ordered and pain-free society can be, and boldly decides he cannot pay the price.

My Thoughts:
I was unsure I would like this book when I 1st got it. Because I am not really a big fan of "classics" but, this book is a Utopian, for Young Adult readers. It met all my expectations. I loved this book. I really likes Jonas. His determination, drive, his heart. He had courage, even though he wasn't given that memory from The Giver. He, had courage I could never imagine. 
My heart broke when he found out what the release was. It was at that time, when his father said that Gabe would be released that I knew in my heart, that Jonas would not let that happen to that sweet baby, with the light eyes! 
I had hope for Jonas. This book is full of hope. It makes you cherish your own memories. Because the life that Jonas lived in, only sameness was filled in it. No love, No hope, everything was the .. same.
In the end, Jonas has love, and he doesn't have to worry about hiding it anymore. For I believe that he will be ok, safe, happy and loved! He will love. He loves Gabe.

This novel was a win for me. Please if you haven't read it. Read it. It is a fast read too. So if you have a read a thon coming up, add The Giver to your list. Add it to you TBR list anyways! 

Thank you for taking the time to read my review! Hope that you have a blessed day!

Ready to read this book!!


  1. I SHOULD read this... I've heard nothing but awesome things about it! I just need TIME!!!

    The Bookish Brunette

  2. I've been told it's good, but I haven't been convinced that it's for It just doesn't look like my style for some reason...


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