Ashvita Muralidharan

13 Years

53 Years

Billabong High

Pondicherry

The Giver by Lois Lowry : Book Review by Ashvita,13, Pondicherry

Need a book recommendation? 13-year-old Ashvita from Pondicherry tells us about a gripping dystopian novel she read in this brilliant review.

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The Giver by Lois Lowry : Book review 

‘The Giver’ written by Lois Lowry, is a gripping dystopian novel that challenges readers to question the concept of a utopian society. 

 

Set in a seemingly perfect world, the story follows twelve-year-old Jonas as he embarks on a remarkable journey of self-discovery and rebellion against a society devoid of emotions and freedom. 

This book review will delve into the captivating themes, thought-provoking narrative, and the author’s skillful storytelling that make ‘The Giver’ a must-read for both young adults and adult readers.

 

The book transports readers to a meticulously controlled community where everything is regulated, from daily routines to personal emotions and thoughts. Jonas, a young boy chosen to be the Receiver of Memories, is assigned the task of storing and experiencing the memories of generations past. As he receives memories of things that have not been experienced by his society from the Giver, an elderly man, Jonas begins to realize the dark secrets lurking beneath the surface of his supposed utopia.

 

Lowry’s narrative style is concise yet evocative, allowing readers to immerse themselves in Jonas’ journey. The author’s ability to create a vivid and believable dystopian society is commendable, as she paints a bleak yet compelling picture of a world devoid of color, emotions, and individuality. The simplicity enhances the impact of the story, making it accessible to readers of various ages.

 

The characters in ‘The Giver’are well-developed and relatable. Jonas, the protagonist, evolves from an obedient citizen to a young rebel determined to challenge the status quo. Through his eyes, readers witness the internal struggle between conformity and originality. The Giver, an enigmatic figure who imparts wisdom and memories to Jonas, serves as a mentor for change. The relationship between Jonas and the Giver is beautifully portrayed.

 

‘The Giver’ is a compelling and thought-provoking novel that explores themes of peculiarity, memory, self -realization and the consequences of a protected society. Lois Lowry’s skillful storytelling and vivid prose makes this book a captivating read for readers of all ages. ‘The Giver’is a timeless tale that resonates long after the final page is turned.

 

I give this book 5 stars out of 5 and recommend it to ages 13+.

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