The Giver by Lois Lowry

Reviewed by Anonymous (Library Patron)

I read the book, The Giver written by Lois Lowry. In this book there was a boy named Jonas who lived in a controlling society. The higher commanders did their best to hide pain from the citizens to make a so-called perfect economy where all the decisions were in the government’s hands. The people had no control over any decisions in their life including their families and even jobs. As this book continued Jonas learned a lot more than he ever thought was capable once he unlocked his job. This book really piqued my interest as there were many details and plot twists in The Giver as it went on. A very engaging read that I rarely caught my mind wandering through. I would recommend reading this book because it was an intriguing read especially from Jonas’ perspective similar to our lives as we grow up in the real world we learn more about the good and bad through our experiences. As a young adult it was an important read which I felt in the end I did take thoughts away from it. This book was given the John Newbery Medal and later made into a movie. In conclusion, I found The Giver to be very educational and would recommend anyone to read this book, specifically young men and women around the high school age.

Located in Teen Fiction (TEEN FIC LOWRY)

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