The Giver
The Giver by Lois Lowry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well I finally read this acclaimed novel after making plans with my daughter to see the movie. It’s a super quick read and I loved the writing. As with many dystopians, it’s a very thought provoking story. However, I HATED the ending. As an aside, my daughter didn’t like the ending either.  In fact, she said the ending was stupid.  🙂  We were  hoping the movie adaptation added some clarity to the story.  Something we missed while reading.  Without providing any spoilers – I will say I really like how the story came full circle with the sled in the movie adaptation.  Aside from that – no further clarity here.  But I will say as it’s been a few  days now since I finished the story – it’s settling into my consciousness and I think I might be okay with it.

What did you think of the book? Did you see the movie?


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