Series: The Giver Quartet

Book Review 57: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Book Review 57: The Giver by Lois Lowry

My Rating: Thumbs Up       I’m not sure why I waited so long to pick up the The Giver by Lois Lowry. However, I’m happy I made the time to read this short, but packed dystopian novel. There’s a lot going on in The Giver. The slim size of the novel original novel, clocking in at 179 pages, is a bit misleading. This book tells the story of a world without color and memories where conformity is the key to survival. I could see glimmers of where some of the more popular contemporary dystopian novels borrowed from Lowry’s world. I can’t be the only one who thought Lowry’s colorless world (Abnegation, anyone?) with the role assignments (faction ceremony) sounded a bit like Roth’s Divergent. My first thought, after finishing the book in less than 1 day, was “Hollywood is going to ruin this one.” I might purposefully avoid the movie. As a photographer, I started out with black and white film, developing it on my own before moving over to digital. I have this distinct vision of what Jonas’s world looked like as he discovered the truth and I’m not sure I want that spoiled. Don’t let the […]

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