Monday, March 22, 2010

The Giver

The Giver
By Lois Lowry

208 pages
4 hours and 41 minutes listening time

Grade A

I have read this book a million times. I count this book towards my count this year however, because it has been a few years since I have read it. That and I just recently found out that it is apart of a trilogy. So to complete the trilogy, I started at the beginning.

If you haven't read this book yet, you should. It is a great book that really makes you think. Although it is a young reader, it really still is amazing. I will say though, I HATED it on audio. I really didn't like the stupid little music bits that were included, and I really didn't like the narrator's voice, although I do think he did a good job at catching the innocence of Jonas.

This is the first time that I have read this book with it making me cry. And I was almost bawling too at my desk when they released the twin. I was so sad. I am sure it has a lot to do with the recent events in my life where we lost a baby, but it was just so devastating for me.

I forgot how much Jonas struggled with everything, and how much he wanted to save both him and Gabriel. I found myself wanting to stand up and shout "HOORAY!!" when he was running away and saving himself and Gabriel. It is so strange the different take I took on this book now that I am an adult.

I still thoroughly enjoyed it.

ETA: I just re-read what I posted here tonight...and all I can say is that I am exhausted so this review isn't making much sense. I apologize for that! :)

1 comment:

Tisheena said...

I love this book too! My seventh grade reading teacher gave me a copy of it. I didn't know it was a trilogy though. What are the other books?