Posted by: takuya650 | November 30, 2011

A boring community, but a not so boring book??

Have you ever thought about living in a “safe” community where everyone is equal? A “safe” community where no one’s famous, and no one’s existence is as thin as air? Well, that kind of society does exist in the book written by Lois Lowry.

The main character in the book, Jonas, lives in a grey and emotionless community. His twelfth birthday is coming up and along with it, a big step for him into adulthood. When he turns twelve, he awaits with a nervous feeling, same with all of the other twelve-year olds in the community who are about to be assigned jobs that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. “The Receiver of Memory” is the job that Jonas is assigned and gradually, the way he thinks about his community starts to change. Jonas’s job is to keep all of the emotions and sensations inside of him that the community took out in order to create the equal and “safe” society. The Giver, who is the former “Receiver of Memory”, and Jonas are frustrated with their utterly emotionless community, and they work together and try to change it.

As you might have already guessed, the book that I am introducing is called, The Giver. This is a unique book based on futuristic ideas that is bound to keep your interest throughout the whole book, and even after you finish.

This award-winning book will open your mind to new ideas, and some futuristic concepts. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a unique taste that drifts off from the “standard” literature books.

Taken from Wikipedia


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