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message 1: by Jinky (new)

Jinky I enjoyed this book as well. Hmmm, I'll have to check out 1984 then. BTW, I heard that this book was on a banned list ...I certainly don't see why. I'll have to check into that more later.


message 2: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Banned? Are they kidding? This book is everywhere here in the Philippines: brand new, second hand, etc. I have Book 2 already (maybe, I told you that already) but I am just waiting for the right time. Maybe when I encounter a really bad book.


message 3: by Joyzi (last edited Nov 09, 2010 02:49AM) (new)

Joyzi KD huhuhu I just finished reading it and I don't like it.

I really don't understand the book at all, can you explain what happen in the ending?

*bangs my head on the wall*


message 4: by Tintin (new)

Tintin Just finished the book yesterday. It also reminded me of 1984, though it's different from Orwell's classic. The ideas in the book just about blew my mind. I have mixed feelings about the ending, though. I wish Lowry gave it more closure!


message 5: by Tricia (new)

Tricia Reading this now and I thought I'm crazy for comparing this book to Orwell's 1984 (which I just read). Well, I'm not alone :D


message 6: by Sydney (new)

Sydney You can NOT compare this to 1984. 1984 was a warning against communism, and ultimately, fascism and you can see outright that the world depicted is horrid with it's terrible irony (ministry of love, ministry of plenty, doublethink, ect.). Alright, so they both have limitation of speech (precision of language vs. Newspeak) but 1984 really shows how controlling the government is of their subjects, how the gov. uses war and shortages to control their subjects, and how they constantly war against neighboring nations. The Giver and the community's relations to neighboring communities? Goddamn field trips. I'm not saying The Giver is bad, but you ultimately can't compare the two. Winston from 1984 is a more accurate portrayal of the human mind than Jonas is. I actually related to Winston, sort of.


Flora (clandestine) ♥ Uh... Political speech? Lol.
Just chill, Sydney.
I like the endings. But, oh well...


message 8: by Fleur (new)

Fleur its was ok... a little bit boring and dragging but the last part was surprising.


message 9: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely I agree, Pansy. Thanks. Thank you too Sydney, Tricia and MyNameisFlora-Nice (what a name haha).


message 10: by Cecelia (new)

Cecelia I finished this book today. I still wish more had been explained. The ending didn't finish. Were Jonas and Gabriel able to find peace and solace in their new environment? Had they even found a new environment, or, was this just a figment (the lights and singing) of Jonas's memories? Also, I wanted to know more about that community from where Jonas escaped. What was the deal with that? How could his community not experience snow or sunshine or colors, or birds or animals, yet, when Jonas rides away on his bike for uncountless hours, he sees, hears, smells these forbidden seasons/things elsewhere? Was Jonas's community somehow shut out from the rest of the world? How do you shut out sunshine and snow? I enjoyed the book a lot, but, felt there were too many unanswered questions.


message 11: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Cecelia wrote: "I finished this book today. I still wish more had been explained. The ending didn't finish. Were Jonas and Gabriel able to find peace and solace in their new environment? Had they even found a new ..."

I think this is just the first of the series. Those questions are answered in the next books. However, I just did not have the urge to look for those. I just stopped.


message 12: by Cecelia (new)

Cecelia K.D. wrote: "Cecelia wrote: "I finished this book today. I still wish more had been explained. The ending didn't finish. Were Jonas and Gabriel able to find peace and solace in their new environment? Had they e..."

Hi, KD

Although I really enjoyed the book, not sure if I'll be looking for the sequel. I'll see how I feel this weekend. Not sure if I'll be doing much reading then.


message 13: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Cecelia wrote: "K.D. wrote: "Cecelia wrote: "I finished this book today. I still wish more had been explained. The ending didn't finish. Were Jonas and Gabriel able to find peace and solace in their new environmen..."

Cecilia, same here. There are many other books worth pursuing. Well anyway, I am more often than not like that. When I fancy a series, I pick the first book and if it is not THAT good, I stop.

Harry Potter for example. Not now, but maybe someday. LOTR, on the other hand, I finished all the three.


message 14: by Cecelia (new)

Cecelia K.D. wrote: "Cecelia wrote: "K.D. wrote: "Cecelia wrote: "I finished this book today. I still wish more had been explained. The ending didn't finish. Were Jonas and Gabriel able to find peace and solace in thei..."

I read the first Harry Potter book and that was it. I never finished the series - never read the second book and none after that. I thought the first one was okay - not sure why everybody was so hyped up about that series.


message 15: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Same here, Cecelia. We should be friends hehe.


message 16: by Cecelia (new)

Cecelia K.D. wrote: "Same here, Cecelia. We should be friends hehe."

Accepted friendship!! Have a good one!


message 17: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Cecelia wrote: "K.D. wrote: "Same here, Cecelia. We should be friends hehe."

Accepted friendship!! Have a good one!"


Thanks, Cecelia! :)


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