Book Review of ‘ The Giver’

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Book Review by Hush Hush Biz Book Reviewer Jamie Campbell.

The world is black and white – literally. Everything is the same, nobody must deal with the horrible tragedies of emotions or history.

Except the Receiver of Memory and the Giver. Together, these two people must hold all the world’s memories in order to advise the council. They alone know the horrors of war, the beauty of fun, and importance of love. As the Giver passes the memories onto the Receiver, his mind opens in unexpected ways.

The Receiver knows the secrets of the life they live and he is terrified. Living in Sameness is not really living. He knows he must change things.

The Giver is a young reader’s book and very easy to get through. The story and the shocking things that occur are enough to keep the pages turning at a rapid rate.

What I didn’t like about this book was the fact there was no resolution. It felt like the beginning of an epic series that was only just getting started – and then it ended. Still enough to give you thought, however.

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