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The Giver
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The Giver is another Dystopian story among so many that are prevalent nowadays. The giver was actually written in the early 90's. But, it fits right in with today's trend. I liked the novel in the fact that it is much more in tune with the internal struggles when one is part of a society with limited freedom. I was reminded of the movie Soylent Green, which only old folks like me would ever have heard of. In Soylent Green, people were required to eat a certain product for the good of society. In ...more
Hard to believe, but I'll admit it: I've been a middle school librarian for 13 years and I had never read The Giver. Now, I deserve a little break, because when it came out in 1993, I was a science teacher. I'm pretty sure I hadn't heard of it for quite some time.

Now that the movie is coming out, and I was at ALA at the session with Barbara Stripling, Lois Lowry, and Jeff Bridges, I decided it was time. If I want to have conversations with my students around the time of the movie release (kids c
This is my 2nd go around with this book as I recently found out that there was a fourth in the "series." It's been probably 10 years since I first read this. It's always stood out in my mind--I just loved it. I have to say that I was surprised to find out (in reading reviews of The Son) that people thought these boys died at the end. I guess I'm just a "happily-ever-after" kind of girl because it never even crossed my mind that they didn't survive. Of course, Gabe shows up in the 3rd one, so eve ...more
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Love the idea of this book and the first half but didn't like the direction the author took with it. It seemed as if she couldn't follow the idea through so just let it fall apart.
I really like this book but was dissapointed at the ending. I'm not sure I really understood what happened. I was told to read the others in the series and it would make more sense.
Jan 02, 2014 Maureen marked it as to-read
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Mar 14, 2013 Jennifer marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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