Have you ever had a book that was so wonderfully written that you were completely engrossed in the characters?
Yet . . . at the same time you see the story unfolding and you want to scream.
No that is not the way it is suppose to be!
Why would he ever make such a choice?
Why go through all the drama if the end result is the same?
The Giver is a dystopian novel about a society who has given up memories in exchange for sameness. They have even managed to eliminate color. Yet, one person has to hold the memories for the entire society. When he or she gets old, a new person is chosen to train in his or her place.
The idea is a classic dystopian plot. The word combinations are brilliant. The characters are so real they may have come to life. Yet the ending left me wondering why.
The great plan that is devised makes absolutely no sense. The second book in the series does not provide explanation, rather a whole different plot.
Yet any novel that can bring about this much turmoil must be one of the great. I love Lois Lowry as an author. The Giver is a must read – even though I do not know if I will ever be able to come to terms with the ending.
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