Title: The Giver
Description: Lois Lowry
time_firefly - September 4, 2006 07:32 PM (GMT)
a must read!
kids in america probably already read it, since its part of the english program...
but if you havent, its a MUST READ!
The Giver is a soft science fiction novel written by Lois Lowry and published on April 16, 1993. It is set in a future society which is at first presented as a utopia and gradually appears more and more dystopic. The novel follows a boy named Jonas through the twelfth year of his life. Jonas' society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to "Sameness", a move which has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of "Receiver of Memory," the person who stores all the memories of the time before Sameness, in case they are ever needed. As Jonas receives the memories from his predecessor—the Giver—he discovers how shallow his community's life has become.
courtesy of wikipedia. -_-
k2nessa - September 4, 2006 07:33 PM (GMT)
hehe yeah, i read it last year and i couldn't believe a lot of people didn't understand the ending, its sort of ambiguous, i guess, but i liked it :]
Sexethang82 - September 6, 2006 03:53 PM (GMT)
That was the saddest and best book i ever read!!!
We had to sign a permission slip in middle school to be able to read it b/c it deals with euthenasia.
I remember a big deal happing about the book because of that and they wanting to ban it! You can't stop good literature ppl just because it portrays something you don't believe in..... besides.... it's FICTION! F.I.C.T.I.O.N!!!
I swear...... some people just ruin everything for the rest of us! :grrr:
k2nessa - September 7, 2006 12:04 AM (GMT)
whats euthenasia? I read it last year (freshman year) and i liked it, but i dunno what that word means :]. Enlighten me oh holy sexe one :]
Sexethang82 - September 7, 2006 06:14 PM (GMT)
you know how they kill the babies by injecting them? That's euthenasia... it's giving a letal injection to put people to sleep... permanently!! T.T
k2nessa - September 8, 2006 01:22 AM (GMT)
WAHHSS, oh noes! *cries*, THATS MEAN AND EVIL DAMMIT!
gah and i g2g, i'm probably gonna sleep at one tonight,m rawr >_<
so much WORKKK >_<
nekochan - October 24, 2006 11:22 PM (GMT)
ah...i remember reading that...it was long ago lol joking.
It was so sad i remmeber going how sad and then asking and laways bothering my brother what happening where is he going? type of thing.. all in all it was good. just like Gathering Blue
Kan-Chan - October 25, 2006 07:43 AM (GMT)
lol, yup, I read for English 2 years ago, a little foggy on the details...now...lol @.@
Sexethang82 - October 25, 2006 03:47 PM (GMT)
I read it AGES ago......... *thinking of it, makes me feel soooooo old* T.T
I was in 7th grade when they made us read it, and we had to get a permission slip signed by our parents to read it. I think i read it like a dozen times..... it was soooooo sad!!! But i couldn't give you specifics now!!! @.@
Nikki - November 22, 2006 09:59 PM (GMT)
We read in 8th grade.
A gril in my class cried... but...the ending left me confused....its like you can interperate it however you want....
ichii-berry - December 25, 2006 12:20 AM (GMT)
I read that in 8th grade, pretty interestin, the thing that bothered my about the book was the ending. The funny thing is that, the author would answer everythin about her novels, execpt the one about the ending of her book =\
x-105 - December 25, 2006 02:33 AM (GMT)
um... i've read it before, but almost forgot it. if i'm correct isn't the place where the main character was first in so uniform? the same clothing, i mean
haruka15 - December 26, 2006 09:37 PM (GMT)
omg i read tat book when i was lyk in fourth grade
the society portayed in the novel is so wierd
no one has compassion or feelings
it so sad too T.T
x_Reizei_x - January 9, 2007 05:46 PM (GMT)
This was the book that sparked my interest into reading more books!!! I just love the story especially Jonas himself!!! That's why I read the whole trilogy starting from the giver to The messenger I just love them so much and I actually found reading it useful in my book report!!! -_-
kazekage13 - March 24, 2007 04:52 AM (GMT)
This is a really really good book.
But I found it to be really sad at times too.
However, the utopia they speak of is definitely falling apart.
So many flaws in it, I would say.
parov - April 20, 2007 09:35 PM (GMT)
A great book that reflects Karl Marx's idea of a utopia world.
I love how the authors makes ME want to live in a utopia world. However, I think that utopia society is kinda messed up however we should also do the utopia thing to control mass violence, over population and bad crimes. But however, according the Darwin, humans would not be able to evolve. @.@
Mokokits - May 9, 2007 10:49 PM (GMT)
Well, I had to read this from Language Arts with my class. And I think i might of enjoyed it more if I didnt have to do all the extra work that came with it. Though , overall it was Fantastic.
Samantha - May 18, 2007 06:48 AM (GMT)
i liked it when i read it but i didn't like the sequels that much plus what happened to the baby in the 3rd book.....did he die and only the boy survived to live there???? but anyway the entire series was never one of my favs but the first book was good.
emjen89 - May 18, 2007 07:53 AM (GMT)
This is an amazing book!! It was one of my favorites. The sequels though just weren't as great. They didn't give me the same impact that the first book gave.
dorkio - May 18, 2007 11:52 PM (GMT)
i loved this book! i wanna read it again, but i just can't seem to find the book!
mz_temper - May 30, 2007 07:19 PM (GMT)
its a real easy read. i read it in like less than 5 days(i never thought i'd finish a book that quickly). its wierd but pretty good.
yuki - May 31, 2007 07:58 AM (GMT)
I read it in Junior High. I don't remember much of what happened, but I remember I felt like crying it was so sad.
ichiruki4eva - June 20, 2007 02:15 AM (GMT)
I find The Giver actually really touching!! one of the best!
Theatre - June 28, 2007 05:53 PM (GMT)
I actually had to read this in grade 6 for a novel study. The whole class had to, and it was fantastic. A world of no color, a place that was 'perfect' yet on the inside so twisted. Even so, I was visioning myself in this world, wondering what my name would be. Who would I be married to? What would my job be? After reading this novel I came across Gathering Blue which is somewhat like a continuation, but with a different character. If you liked the The Giver you should read it.
shadowfox745 - July 1, 2007 02:56 AM (GMT)
read that in 8th grade, good times..... I still remember the plot of the book , it was rlly good though the ending was a big cliff hanger...
blkpari - July 2, 2007 03:49 AM (GMT)
Read it a long long time ago, it was really sad but a good story. It's similar to "1984" by George Orwell (a good read as well).
Kan-Chan - July 2, 2007 04:26 AM (GMT)
I LOVE THIS BOOK....though I kinda despised the father in the end...but it wasn't his fault......xD
aznangelion - July 3, 2007 06:36 AM (GMT)
i read this book in 7th grade, it was a really good read, i still think the ending was too open-ended, but it works i guess
Kan-Chan - July 20, 2007 07:08 AM (GMT)
Oh yes, this is one of those books that you actually WANTED to go ahead and READ before the tape can even read it for you...I mean, this is a book you wouldn't want to put your head on the table to snooze on. xDD Which I do with most in class books~! xD
Yes, I LOVED this book it gave very interesting interpretation in how it would be like in the future if we actual got to the point that everything was soooo perfect.
sakura14 - August 4, 2007 07:36 AM (GMT)
i read this book like in 7th grade around there it was actually interesting .. and sad even though we had to read it at school i actually read more at home :P
fobbykorean - August 10, 2007 03:53 AM (GMT)
i really liked this book. the idea of it was really interesting. i'm just glad our world isn't like that.
cutiepie13 - August 14, 2007 06:10 AM (GMT)
i remember i had to read the book in 5th grade but i dont remember anything about it. we had to right asequel about how we thoutght wat would happen next. :hahaha:
thislovesopure - August 17, 2007 08:53 AM (GMT)
wow, that book brings back memories.
i loved the storyline, but it took me a while to get.
its a very deep story, and i'm suprised they make elementry school kids read it. -_-
harry - August 21, 2007 02:45 AM (GMT)
i really liked it! it was part of my LA curriculum.
Nina182B - August 21, 2007 02:50 AM (GMT)
I love the Giver! Haven't read it in a couple of years.. probably 5 or 7 years ago.
grimorum - August 21, 2007 08:00 AM (GMT)
I read it when i was in 8th grade. I was gonna read the sequels, but never got around to them.
treegirl92 - August 21, 2007 10:30 AM (GMT)
I like her style... i have read her other books....gathering blue and the messenger!
Yazzilicous - October 21, 2007 05:10 AM (GMT)
the giver is such a good book! my teacher recommended it to me and it was defiantly worth it! it has such a good story and seriously questions yourself a lot. you wonder about their living and it's just seriously so good.
i agree! defiantly a must read!
kcal9 - January 4, 2008 09:30 PM (GMT)
I read this book in 5th grade and i have never been more freaked out in my life by a book. I hate the ending, it makes me really really depressed
midnight_rose - January 5, 2008 09:29 PM (GMT)
I had to read it in 6th grade. It was really freaky at that time but now I've come to appreciate it. But it's so sad how they get rid of children who aren't big enough...? I think?? @.@ Yeah, but it still was a good read.