The Giver by Lois Lowry – Meh

Finished reading The Giver yesterday. I’ve heard lots of people talk about it. There’s obviously a movie coming out.

My thoughts on the book…

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 7.11.45 PMMazerunner was more interesting.

And I didn’t particularly like Mazerunner.

I get that it is a book aimed at children. Seems like a dystopian reality 101 book for children. It is sad. It does use real vocabulary words whereas one of my biggest complaints and hates of Mazerunner was the fabricated vocabulary that James Dashner made up.

I was able to read the book in a couple days, and I guess when I got to the end of it, I thought… is that it?

My wife and I talked about the ending.  She read it differently than I. She  thought that they made it to another community and were hearing songs and felt warmth and love. I guess I side on the belief that Jonas and Gabriel died in the snow. Starving. Somewhere Else. Alone.

Apparently there are some who see christian/salvation themes in the story. I see them, but don’t think that they are strong. It is a stretch. I guess one could interpret the ending differently than I did and then you could force the allegory.

If you read it, What did you think of the book?

 

 

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