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A critical review of the story the giver

Reviewed by Story Snoops on Jan 01 2001 This award-winner is compelling, thought-provoking, and rich with discussion material. Lit Stack Reviewed by Kira Apple on Oct 10 2012 Ostensibly a novel for adolescents, this moving story has something for readers of any age. The memories that the Giver bestows on Jonas are not just a history, they are a legacy.

Its worldbuilding is briefly but expertly sketched. A lean and essential piece of dystopian fiction. Well worth a read. The a critical review of the story the giver that it is crafted will always take my breath away. Lois Lowry faces the themes of choice, life, and death head on, and makes the journey completely worthwhile.

It really didn't take me long to fall into it, and figure out Jonas. The story itself opens up room for discussion about the power of choice. And it is a really short and fast read, that will also appeal to even reluctant readers. It is interesting that we are introduced to this society so quickly that the reader really doesn't have time to think. You really barely catch your breath from the first page to the last.

And, the last page leaves many questions as well. Overall, The Giver Gift Edition is a beautiful, fitting tribute to a mind-blowing classic.

A critical review of the story the giver

Caroline Bookbinder Reviewed by Carin Siegfried on Oct 03 2012 Jonas is a very appealing character, if a little bland presumably that's partially imposed by the hyper-conformity of the community and easily relatable.

It was smoothly written and I whipped through it in just a few hours. It's powerful and the questions it raises about tradeoffs and costs are ones adults should ponder as well.

Reviewed by Reading Matters on Jan 01 1993 This is an excellent book and will give you plenty to think about. Lowry had a great premise, and the slowly unfolding Community is fascinating and superbly thought-out.

  1. Speculiction Reviewed by Jesse on Oct 15 2013 In the end, The Giver is a work of YA fiction that confirms the tradition of political dystopias in science fiction, but lacks the cohesion of the greats... The way that it is crafted will always take my breath away.
  2. I also really loved the character of Jonas...
  3. The Giver, who passes on to Jonas the burden of being the holder for the community of all memory "back and back and back,'' teaches him the cost of living in an environment that is "without color, pain, or past.
  4. And, the last page leaves many questions as well. The giver the giver has recently been made into a film, and so, with the suggestion of one of my bookish friends, i picked the book up to see what the story was like, and wasn't disappointed in the slightest.

It continues strongly until the last few chapters, when Lowry seemed not to know how to end it. Speculiction Reviewed by Jesse on Oct 15 2013 In the end, The Giver is a work of YA fiction that confirms the tradition of political dystopias in science fiction, but lacks the cohesion of the greats. In this classic, there are many twists and turns and a lot of moments that will make the reader stop and think.

  1. It is interesting that we are introduced to this society so quickly that the reader really doesn't have time to think...
  2. His assignment will be that of Receiver of Memories. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes dystopian novels!
  3. He studies with "the Giver," a man he comes to love.

The Giver is a very easy novel to read, but it also has a lot of great symbols and underlying meanings in it. I recommend everyone read this book. If you like fiction that raises questions, that worms its way into your head, that stays with you long after the last page is finished, this is a book you will value.

I also really loved the character of Jonas. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes dystopian novels!