Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quickie Book Review (2)

The Giver by Lois Lowry
An inciting tale of a seemingly Utopian society in which everything seems perfect. Then the main character begins to notice what is wrong and feels he needs to do something about it. Overall it keeps the reader at the edge of his seat during the entire book as it begins to pick up speed. A rather slow start that serves its purpose to explain and describe the world that the main protagonist lives in. The climax and twists are gradually revealed to the protagonist at the same time it is revealed to the reader. It gives the sense that you are right there beside the hero when he discovers and feels everything he does.
Overall I give this novel a 7/10(3.5 stars our of 5), given its simplicity of statement and that it is understandable by many ages and is easy enough for a pre-teen to understand and comprehend the great undertones and messages that are explored and presented within the novel. Though not without some flaws and errors that the editor probably missed they are almost passed by without noticing till you read it a fifth time. I recommend it for those interested in possible futures and how a Utopian society does or does not work, it can also serve as great inspiration for a literature or writing project. Also if you are interesting in thought provoking novels this is greatly interest you. A modern classic.
A movie version starring Dustin Hoffman and Jeff Bridges is in production at the moment.
It is predicted that the movie adaption will stay true to the novel and will entice audiences. It is sure to be a good film considering the origin material of the novel.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

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