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The Giver (1993)

door Lois Lowry

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Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
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    Heerlijke nieuwe wereld door Aldous Huxley (chrisharpe, afyfe)
    chrisharpe: I see I am in a minority but, although the idea behind the book is a good one, The Giver struck me as quite clumsy. A much more effective exploration of similar themes is Huxley's "Brave New World".
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    De Hongerspelen door Suzanne Collins (writecathy)
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    Sintel Stad in het duister door Jeanne DuPrau (FFortuna)
    FFortuna: The Giver is much darker, but are similar in premise.
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    Eeuwig en altijd Tuck door Natalie Babbitt (_Zoe_)
    _Zoe_: Another children's book that manages both to entertain and to make you think. These are two of my favourites.
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    Uglies door Scott Westerfeld (KamTonnes)
    KamTonnes: Uglies and The Giver both portray societies that limit conflict by having very specific rules, roles, and expectations for everyone. Also, in both stories, the main characters slowly start to question the values of their respective communities.
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    Vlammen door Suzanne Collins (jessicastatzer)
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    Matched laat je niet meer los door Ally Condie (Trojanprincess, frankiejones)
    Trojanprincess: The two worlds seem similar in the way that every aspect of their livee are controlled.
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    The House of the Scorpion door Nancy Farmer (jbarry)
    jbarry: futuristic take on biomedical ethics and mindbendingly complicated relationships
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    Wij door Yevgeny Zamyatin (chrisharpe)
    chrisharpe: Similar themes, We is a lot better written.
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    De tactiek van Ender door Orson Scott Card (ubcsfs)
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    Among the Hidden door Margaret Peterson Haddix (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: In these riveting, suspenseful and thought-provoking dystopian novels, 12-year-old boys learn from inspirational figures about the true nature of their repressive societies: Jonas, from the elderly Giver; Luke, from another hidden -- albeit, more privileged and knowledgeable -- "third child."… (meer)
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    Truesight door David Stahler Jr. (TheDivineOomba)
    TheDivineOomba: Very Similar Plot
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    The Owl Keeper door Christine Brodien-Jones (wordcauldron)
    wordcauldron: Similarly brain-washy story about a controlled society and how the government tries to suppress the talented people who could break it all down and bring freedom and individualism.

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Haunting for sure...once you grasp the picture being painted....a solid introduction to dystopian society for children. Certainly from my view there is no depth in that society, and quite a creepy, wicked overtone but there are 2 people with enough courage left to force changes. The very last pages left me wanting a little bit more...though beautifully written I wanted some assurance from the author. My copy is a signed paperback I found in a used bookstore: "with love to those who read - remember - and GIVE - Lois Lowry ( )
  Martialia | Sep 28, 2022 |
Wow this held my attention all the way thru. Could not put it down. Would not want to live like that in the land of Sameness. Appreciate seeing in colors and making my own choices and having real feelings. Amazingly told story! ( )
  MadMattReader | Sep 11, 2022 |
very interesting story is the simple life ( )
  moazzima29 | Sep 11, 2022 |
Sinister and funny ( )
  faiqa_khan | Sep 4, 2022 |
Summary: Little kid living in a community, starts to see things differently and has to make some hard choices about his future and his relationship with that community.

Things I liked:

* Short and powerful: I like it when a book delivers in a couple of hundred vs. 1000 pages.
* Sparse descriptions: reminds me a bit of the glass bead game and Kafke's 'The Trial' I like the style as I find myself focusing more on what is written and why. With more flowery prose I sometimes find myself skimming.
* An enigmatic ending that had me guessing down to the last crumb. I remember thinking towards the end that if Jonas and Gabe die in the snow, it might be an interesting validation of the whole community vs. individual argument. Either 'he broke away but as a result he starved to death' or 'he starved to death but at least he died free' both would make for interesting feeling/reading.

Things I thought could be improved:

* I think the section of the plot with the Giver and his plan to leave all occurred a bit to quickly, I would have liked a few extra scenes to justify Jonas's decision to flee with Gabe. For example the Gabe argument was a great one but was just thrown in on top (part of the reason he stole his Dad's bike). I felt that could have been a whole scene.

Highlight: The bit when he revealed that the whole community had literally been seeing things in black in white I remember I was like 'woah' a bit like the sixth sense reveal.
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  benkaboo | Aug 18, 2022 |
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Lois Lowryprimaire auteuralle editiesberekend
Ibatoulline, BagramIllustratorSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Rifkin, RonVertellerSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
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