"The Giver" – By Lois Lowrly

My thoughts:

       Compelling book. At first, I was very confused! Now, I’ll admit, I could just be slow, but sheesh! I think the 5th chapter is when I finally caught the drift. But because of my curiousity towards where Lois Lowrly was going with her story, I was intrigued.
       The book is about a boy, Jonas, who is chosen to be the Reciever of Memory in The Community, though he, like us readers, has no idea what that means. All Jonas knows is that it will be a “painful and great honor”, he is given knew instructions beyond his comprehension, sent to The Giver, and begins his training. During his training, Jonas discovers new things and feelings, but at the same time, learns of pain and grief. While reading the story, a reader has several questions buzzing in their head: can Jonas endure his intensive training? Is he going to quit and ask for a Release? What is he going to do about the way The Community works?
       The ending was a little . . . how can I describe it? Random? Yes, random, I suppose. But I have to admit, I can’t even think of a way to end it. The way Lois, the author, did, was rather creative.

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