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The Giver By Louis Lowry
This book reaches the hearts of everybody from young reader to adults. With its spectacular rating of 4.3 on Amazon and winning numerous awards such as the Newbery Metal award. This year the book has reached its peak this year, by becoming a feature film. With the movie earning over 4 million dollars on the opening night, and having sold over 10 million copies. We know this book will be a book that is read for many generations to come.
The book is set in the future of 2048 in a dystopian society. From the first to the last page it keeps you wanting more. With the society being so strict and having laws that are one of a kind, this book is remarkable, it has qualities that makes sure readers of all ages are sure to enjoy.
If this book wasn't enough for you, don't worry Louis Lowry has made this book a part of a series. With three more book ahead of you, you better get reading.
"Fours, Fives, and Sixes all wore jackets that fastened down the back so that they would have to help each other dress and would learn interdependence."
This being one of the many rules that the society has, it makes you realize that we are lucky to live in such a free country. Thanks to many of the people that fight for our freedom, we are given freedoms that not everybody has.
"Then it was in his hand, and he looked at it carefully, but it was the same apple. Unchanged. The same size and shape: a perfect sphere. The nondescript shade, about the same shade as his own tunic."
This is the time, when Jonas sees that apples change, while playing game with his friend. With the description of the apple, it emphasizes upon the theme of Sameness. Sameness is a major point in the book, because in the society everything is the same, feelings, color and even the way people dress.
"Then, in the same way that his own dwelling slipped away behind him as he rounded a corner on his bicycle, the dream slipped away from his thoughts. Very briefly, a little guiltily, he tried to grasp it back. But the feelings had disappeared. The Stirrings were gone."
In our societies, we are not forced to take such pills to forget memories. Without memories what stories would be tell, what new innovating ideas would we have. I personally can't even imagine a life without memories.
Another Book Cover
With the book earning numerous awards, it's bound that this book has more than one cover.
Made into a Movie!
The movie came out on August 15, 2014, and caught many young peoples attention, including myself. The movies great, but the books are always better.
Changes in the Apple?
A memorable moment in the book is when Jonas mentions that he sees something in the apple. The first time when it emphasizes on the idea of Sameness. "And again-in the air, for an instant only-it had changed."