Tuesday, August 03, 2004
The Giver by Lois Lowry
This is a story about a boy named Jonas. Jonas lives in what some today would think a perfect world, a world without war, greed, winter, or animals. He thinks so until the Ceremony of Twelve, when twelve-year-olds get their careers. He gets the Receiver of Memories as his. While in his training with the Giver, he realizes the truths about the place in which he lives. He also realizes that he needs to do something about it. My favorite part of this book is when he meets the Giver. It is very interesting how Jonas grows to learn that where he lives is not a good place. This is my favorite of Lois Lowry's books. Everyone should read it! Sylvia H.