Welcome to Avery Reads! My 13 year old daughter is sharing her thoughts on The Giver here today. We thought this would be the perfect book to review during Banned Book Week!
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Published: First published in 1993
Categories: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Social Issues
Source: Our own copy
Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 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.
I hardly know where to start with this book. First of all, it was amazing. It was well written and the overall plot and concept of the book were incredible and intense. There were parts that were very unnerving to read in the most entertaining of ways. It’s one of those books where you want someonearound you to have read it just so you can talk about it.
While reading The Giver I was constantly thinking and working my brain. It’s definitely one of those books where you’re probably going to say “What!?” out loud a few times because it’s just so crazy. But at the same time it’s not unrealistic.
It’s extremely believable and it really seems like this is something that could have happened. You can compare certain aspects of the book to the real world we live in. I can absolutely say that The Giver is one of my favorite books. The characters are ones that I’m going to want to hold on.
I could write paragraph upon paragraph for every chapter of this book. Instead I’ll just say that The Giver is a book that I would highly recommend to just about anybody.
Thanks to my kiddo for hanging out on my blog today. I appreciate it!