Book Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry


Jonas is born into a perfect world where people are directed into family units. In this world, everything is under control with no war or fear of pain. People are assigned to roles in the community without any consideration of personal desires. When Jonas turns twelve, he is assigned to a special role like no other. He is chosen to receive special training from the Giver. He is entitled to the position of the Receiver because he has to receive the memories of true pain and pleasure of life. When he is faced with the truth, he must make a decision, which would change his life forever.

I recommend this book because it truly highlights the extent to which society can go to. Imagine a world with family units and strict rules. This is a society where there is no color, pain, or pleasure. It truly allowed me to think beyond the restrictions of our own world and explore new ideas. I believe that this book is able the struggle between the place in society against the reality of the truth. Jonas must internalize all of the memories without being able to share them with the world. He has to make many strong decisions at the tender age of twelve which further affect his life. This book is a different book because it is true to the unique ideas presented of the truth of life.

Rated 5/5 by Gargi