The Giver – Lois Lowry

ben's book reviews

(April 2014) Young adult / SF / Social commentary

The Giver

I read The Giver a couple of days ago. It seems to be very popular among teenagers and teachers in the US, but I wasn’t particularly impressed.

Don’t get me wrong. The Giver is a well-written book with an interesting concept and a well-develop world. It starts off really well and develops in a very interesting fashion. The problem I had with it was the ending.

I felt like the book ended abruptly without resolving things. I also interpreted the ending differently to how Wikipedia does. My take on it was a lot more brutal.

The film is due to come out soon, so it might be interesting to see how Hollywood decides to end it.

In short, this is an interesting book, but not quite good enough to make me want to read the sequels, although I do welcome dissenting opinions, particularly from people…

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