Love, love, love this one!! I read this in my teenage years and several times afterwards. This is a book that I will probably read and re-read again and again. I love it.
Jonas lives in a world without prejudice, a world in which everyone is kind and considerate (unless they want to be "released"), a world without fears or decisions, where everything is taken care of for everyone. Everyone is equal in every possible way. When he is chosen as the new receiver, the one who will hold the memories of all mankind, he learns what price this idyllic community pays for their equality....Continua
I really enjoyed reading “The Giver” very much. I started reading the book and couldn't put it down. This book leads me to think a lot as it shows a society that is very different from ours. Jonas’s world has no war, crime, fear or pain that everything is under control. They do not need to decide what they wear, eat or even where they work. Every person is assigned a role in this ideal society based on their talents. However, I don’t think living in such a Utopian would make things easier. It is not worth to give up our choices for a perfect world. Although we could have a more stable life, there are no memories, feelings, love, regret, colours or music. That means people have to give up a lot to create a better community. Therefore, it is very common that Jonas can’t afford this by just himself and chooses to get away from this world. I particularly like the ending is left ambiguous....Continua