Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Giver by Lois Lowry

I absolutely loved this book! Lowry does a great job of painting an image into your head and really making you feel as though you are personally involved in the story. This is the story of Jonas who lives in this "perfect" world where everything is in order and the people feel no pain, along with no emotion. Jonas is then assigned the job as the memory holder for the community and is forced to feel and see all these memories that bring him both comfort and pain. He soon learns the truth about his "perfect" world and what they are missing out on. I just loved the way this book made you feel both during and after reading it. It was truly inspiring and made you appreciate the world around us and all of the things we are able to experience. I think this would be a great book to read with older elementary students. I'm sure this book would lead to great discussion and opinions. Lowry does a great job of creating scenes that could have multiple interpretations instead of just clearly stating what happens. This book captivates the reader and brings you to a new world full of suspense and excitement. I really encourage everyone to read this book! its a quick read and will change your out look on certain things. It will teach children not to take things for granted. I loved this book!

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