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The Giver by Lois Lowry
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Sep 01, 2008

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Read in January, 2002

I was not a huge fan of this book even though everyone else seemed to really like it and be blown away by its concept. I didn't think the concept was that amazing. But I did like the main character and his different-ness, and his relationship with his mentor. I also wasn't a huge fan of the ending. It seemed a lot less a character book and more of a concept book, and I prefer this author's character-oriented work. But her character-oriented work doesn't seem to have gotten the attention of the Newbery Awards, so I guess different standards apply depending on what you value in literature. . . .

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