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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84189 comments Mod
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84189 comments Mod
The Giver (The Giver Quartet #1) by Lois Lowry will be our second GBR for November 2014.

Please read at your own pace, and hide any spoilers ☺ You are welcome to join at any time during the month ☺

Happy Reading Everybody!


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments Yay! I have the first book in this series to read!


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments chapter four - (view spoiler)


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments chapter five - (view spoiler)


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments chapter six - (view spoiler)


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments chapter seven - (view spoiler)


Abbie | 27856 comments Mod
Starting now. :)


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Chapter 2 - This is a little slow but it's alright so far.


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments Abbie wrote: "Chapter 2 - This is a little slow but it's alright so far."

I like it. Its pretty slow though, I agree.

Stopping at chapter ten for the night. Its 11:30 here.


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Rachel wrote: "chapter five - [spoilers removed]"

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Chapter 7 - Starting to feel bored now. It's dragging.


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Going to switch to Once Upon a Road Trip (Once Upon a Road Trip, #1) by Angela N. Blount for a bit. Need a little break from this!


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Chapter 19 - (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84189 comments Mod
Apologies guys, I've not been doing very well over the past few days. Going to try and start this now ☺


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Sara | 148 comments It's been a long day, I may not be able to start this one until tomorrow


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84189 comments Mod
Oh dear me, this is freaking dull.


Abbie | 27856 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "Oh dear me, this is freaking dull."

Yep. It doesn't get much better unfortunately.


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84189 comments Mod
chapter 2 (view spoiler)

chapter 3 (view spoiler)


chapter 4 (view spoiler)

chapter 12 (view spoiler)

chapter 16 (view spoiler)

chapter 19 (view spoiler)

chapter 21 (view spoiler)

the end (view spoiler)


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Abbie wrote: "Chapter 19 - [spoilers removed]"

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Sarah wrote: "chapter 2 [spoilers removed]

chapter 3 - end



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Sara | 148 comments So I finally got it in and started..

I have a problem with the audio book. They play music way too often. And I agree with most of you... it's a very slow start.


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Sara | 148 comments (view spoiler)


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments chapter seventeen - (view spoiler)


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments the end - (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84189 comments Mod
Rachel wrote: "chapter seventeen - [spoilers removed]"

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84189 comments Mod
Rachel wrote: "the end - [spoilers removed]"

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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments Sarah wrote: "Rachel wrote: "chapter seventeen - [spoilers removed]"

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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments Sarah wrote: "Rachel wrote: "chapter seventeen - [spoilers removed]"

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84189 comments Mod
Rachel wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Rachel wrote: "chapter seventeen - [spoilers removed]"

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Don't know!


Paula (paulaashlee) | 78 comments Rachel wrote: "chapter five - [spoilers removed]"
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Agree that it was awkward. What is Matched? Was that written first?


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84189 comments Mod
No, Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie was definitely written after the Giver ☺


Paula (paulaashlee) | 78 comments I figured since The Giver is kinda a classic. Thanks


Paula (paulaashlee) | 78 comments Did anybody who read Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth see similiarities to The Giver?

Chapter 20 & Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth

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Paula (paulaashlee) | 78 comments Paula wrote: "Did anybody who read Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth see similiarities to The Giver?

Chapter 20 & Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth


The part that struck me as the most similar was when Giver descri..."


Interestingly enough, I just googled this connection and found this blog post: http://www.walden.com/blog/veronica-r...


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84189 comments Mod
Oh yes, well spotted!


Paula (paulaashlee) | 78 comments Sarah wrote: "Oh yes, well spotted!"

Thanks!


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Reading from the 5th of March 2016

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Ashley (xanthax) | 2525 comments Chapter 5: (view spoiler)


Ashley (xanthax) | 2525 comments Chapter 12: (view spoiler)


Kirsty | 1332 comments I started this today and finished it in one sitting.
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Ashley (xanthax) | 2525 comments Chapter 16: (view spoiler)


Ashley (xanthax) | 2525 comments Chapter 20: (view spoiler)


Kirsty | 1332 comments When I was reading this I could see parallels with other dystopian novels which were obviously inspired by this novel. I had no idea how popular this book was before I started reading it. I only came across the book because I watched the film and had no idea that it was based on a book. Has anyone seen the film? I thought the film was pretty good and from what I remember it follows the book quite well.


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Kirsty | 1332 comments I would really like to study this book in detail as there is so much to discuss. I imagine it will be one of those books that when I re-read it I will pick up on new details. Lois Lowry managed to cram so many details into such a short book and I would have quite liked to have seen more detail. I would love to have discovered more about the world as I found it really interesting. This book made me think a lot even after I finished it I still think about it. Imagining a world without pain is a nice idea but from this book we learn that this does not work and I just found this concept really interesting.


Ashley (xanthax) | 2525 comments I thought the same thing, I can understand why some schools use it as a novel study!


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Reading from the 11th of November 2016

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Najma (naj74) Done with Chapter five
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Agnès (margali87) Johanna wrote: "Done with Chapter five
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Except that it was written first! I love how all those books were inspired by the Giver :)


Najma (naj74) After chapter 12
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