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The Giver

Author: Lois Lowry
Reviewer's Grade: 10

The Giver by Lois Lowry just jumped out at me like no other book had. Science fiction never appealed to me, yet this book had me mesmorized. It tells the story of Jonas living in a science fiction world, where he had been the chosen one in his community to be The Giver. He imprinted in my mind a new perception of this world. This book reminds me of those sad and angry emmotions that are tossed out everyday. He sees war, plague, famine; he sees death and dying. He longs to escape the painful torture, yet his duty to his entire community is to educate them of memories. What does one do, when personal happiness is at stake for all people of the community? Will Jonas be able to withstand it, or will he surrender to the pain of the world? I'd lost myself in a brief yet eventful novel, a page-turner with one surprise and tragedy after the last. Try it, and accompany him through his every move and turn, and drift into unreality.