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message 1: by Holly (new)

Holly So what do you think - will you try Matched now? I've never read The Giver either. I definitely think you had the right idea to read it first.

message 2: by Louize (new)

Louize It has this haunting sadness that made me really think of what utopia really is, and if it's really worth losing so much just to gain an uncomplicated life.

Again, spot on Tina!
Uncomplicated is the right word I'm looking for doon sa discussion thread natin. I don't think sameness is the right word for Lowry's Utopian community. Those people were merely trying to eradicate complications. If they are aiming for sameness, then why the bloody ribbons for 9-yr old girls?

message 3: by Monique (new)

Monique What a great and thorough review. :)

message 4: by Tina (new)

Tina Holly: I'm still undecided about Matched. From what I read from the sample, it seemed a little bit like The Giver as far as the setting is concerned. Most of the people I follow gave it lukewarm reviews, so I feel a bit apprehensive about getting it.

Louize: If they are aiming for sameness, then why the bloody ribbons for 9-yr old girls? True!

Monique: Thanks!

message 5: by Holly (new)

Holly Considering how you are with finishing books, you probably don't want to start it if you have doubts. I have a copy (it's so pretty) but I don't think I'll get around to reading it. Too many good books out there.

message 6: by Danielle (new)

Danielle I actually did the exact same thing! "The Giver" was on my reading list prior to the "Matched," and I figured I probably should read the former before moving onto the "Matched." I'm a 6th grade Reading teacher and I feel like I have to play "catch up" in order to be a good role model; plus I do love to read. :)

message 7: by Tina (new)

Tina Thanks for the like, Danielle! :) Do you let your class read The Giver, too?

I will probably read Matched sometime this year, when I feel like there is nothing else to read. It's not too high on the priority list, though.

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