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The Giver by Lois Lowry (The Giver Quartet #1)

16 Jun
Cover of "The Giver"

Cover of The Giver

Ok so my first thought upon finishing this book was disappointment. Not because it was bad but because it was over. I just loved the whole concept of this book and the world that the author created. It was so intricate but yet strangely simple.

I loved following Jonas through a year in his life and learning about the new task he was given as the Receiver of the community. This basically means that he has to now be the keeper of past memories so that the rest of the community doesn’t have to deal with them. However as he begins to receive more and more memories from the Giver he starts to wonder if there should be more to his life and those around him and that possibly the world he lives in is not such a wonderful place after all.

Eventually circumstances force him to decide quickly that he must flee the community. I found the ending a little rushed as I really wanted to see more of Jonas coping in the outside world and how little Gabriel got on. I was relieved to see that this is not a stand-alone novel and there are more in the series so I am looking forward to reading those. I just hope they live up to my expectation now.

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