Review: The Giver15 September 2014
I'll be honest, I was the girl in my 5th grade class that didn't pay any attention while my teacher read this to us. Why? Because I judge a book by its cover and the cover scared me at that age. I never knew what it was about, who the characters were, and what happened in the end. Fast forward 19 years and here I am, so disappointed in my younger self for not pay attention or reading this book for myself. (I was into non-fiction books at that age with photographs and images that captivated me.)
This was a book with a dystopian society before it was cool. I couldn't imagine having my life planned out like how it was in that book because my parents encouraged me to go for what I want, as long as I had ambition. I was intrigued to read this recently because of the movie being released this month. It was a quick read for me and one that raised a lot of questions about this society. At the end, I was left with "Where's the rest?" lingering in my mind. Interesting to find there are more in the series, but that don't feature the main character. I hope to read the sequels to see how this society pans out.
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