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Topic: The Giver by Lois Lowery - (possible spoilers)

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Subject: The Giver by Lois Lowery - (possible spoilers)
Date Posted: 7/1/2008 6:32 AM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2008
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So I get this in a BOB after seeing it on several peoples list of best YA books to give it a read.  I finished my last book and decided to give it a go.   Excellent story, easy to read, descriptive, thought provoking.  It reminded me a lot of a play we did in high school called the Handicapper General, where everyone whoer devices to make them equal (weights if they were strong, a disrupter in their ear if they were too smart, etc)  And then I got to the end.  Not quite sure how I felt about that.  If you've read it, please give me your thoughts.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 7/1/2008 7:35 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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I haven't read it but thanks to some ding dong who put a spoiler in the reviews, I now know how it ends. :/  Too bad too - it looked like a good book!

(By the way Heather - we can't see your blinkies - they're cut off...)

Date Posted: 7/1/2008 8:27 AM ET
Member Since: 4/21/2008
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I thought it was an excellent book. Makes you really think about some things that are done in our soceity today to make people "equal" and protect people from themselves. I didn't understand the end of it -- was he escaping or was he dying?


Date Posted: 7/1/2008 9:18 AM ET
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Pat, that's part of the mystery of the end......you don't know if it's real or his imagination.

Date Posted: 7/1/2008 9:23 AM ET
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I love this book!  And the next in the series, Gathering Blue.  The third, Messenger, I was close to bored.

I am going to give The Giver a quick go through and will post back after I do.

Last Edited on: 7/1/08 12:04 PM ET - Total times edited: 1