Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Giver by Lois Lowry Review


Book Nerd Review by Jordan

The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.



Praise for THE GIVER

“A powerful and provocative novel” —The New York Times

“Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel.” —Kirkus, starred review

“Lowry is once again in top form raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts.” —Booklist, starred review

“The theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented.” —The Horn Book Magazine, starred review



This book was amazing! Jonas was an amazing, loyal and interesting character. The Giver was also an interesting character too. I was surprised that The Giver made Jonas his receiver. The Giver would always cheer Jonas up. Jonas never gave up on his quests. I can't wait if there will be a second book, The Giver was truly an amazing book to read. I can't wait to read more books from Lois Lowry.

Here are Jordan's written reviews as he reads per chapter. Just click the picture to enlarge. ***WARNING** Review Contains SPOILERS. Do NOT click the pictures if you do not wish to be Spoiled.

All Chapter Reviews are Written by Book Nerd Jordan.

   
All Chapter Reviews are Written by Book Nerd Jordan.

     
All Chapter Reviews are Written by Book Nerd Jordan.

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Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader's Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award. Ms. Lowry lives in Maine. www.loislowry.com Twitter @LoisLowryWriter

      

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17 comments:

  1. I'm reading the last book, Paragon, in The Ashen Levels by C.F. Welburn.

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  2. Currently reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Thank you

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  3. "What are you reading right now?" "An Improbable Pairing" by Gary Dickson.

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  4. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

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  5. I am reading the new Farmer's Almanac.

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  6. At the moment I am not reading anything at all. The kids just went back home yesterday and I'm cleaning up the aftermath. This past week I have been reading a lot of bedtime stories to the grandkids.
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  7. I'm reading Once Upon a River right now!

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  8. I'm not reading anything at the moment.

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  9. On my Kindle, I'm reading "The Weight of Ink". My hard copy read is The House at Riverton (Kate Morton).

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  10. I am currently reading The Strange Case of The Alchemists Daughter it's a YA fiction written in a fun way and a great quick read

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  11. I'm reading What Have You Done by Matthew Farrell.

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