The Giver

3 years, 11 months ago

Has anyone else read this book? It has a very strong theme that I think relates with HE :) If you haven’t, You can read the sparknotes (what I did mostly, I never got to finish it except with sparknotes.)
It is about a community, that by some technology, has wiped all memories, good and bad, and almost all emotions from life. But one boy is chosen to be the ‘reciever of memories.’ He receives all memories from a man simply called the giver. He gives him memories, but they both decide that life with choice, emotions and color is better than what they have. So they embark on a plan to change the community.

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/giver/section10.rhtml
What do you think of the book?

April 18, 2011 at 1:24 am

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Profile photo of Dom John Dom John (@domjohn) 3 years, 11 months ago ago

I was so against what my teachers made me read in grade school, but this is one that stuck really strong in my mind. I loved the the message, and the cool metaphysical sci fi ‘what if’.

Totally wanna give it another read now that I can appreciate it more

I hear David Yates (Harry Potter director) is making this into a film soon… hope it does the book justice

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Profile photo of lifegamer lifegamer (@lifegamer) 1 year, 2 months ago ago

Feel ya, Dom…I think the only book that I can actually recall enjoying during early school conditioning was “Flowers for Algernon”. Did not recoup from that conditioning until much farther down my road. mpo: Books need to ‘call’ their readers…’spark’ the intuition to explore the insides of their binds. Once grabbed, though, what an addiction to embrace! I know few things of this place that can incite the inner brewings of body, mind, & spirit like an inspired write of creativity. Chalk up one cool thing for Humanity! :D

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Profile photo of Alex Eastman Alex Eastman (@alex) 3 years, 11 months ago ago

I do too. I hate it when directors butcher movies.
Like I said I read the spark notes on it and took a quiz over it today… i got 100%, haha.

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Profile photo of Rain Rain (@rain) 3 years, 11 months ago ago

This is one of my all time most fave books, and I DO believe I have it on my top book lists. It’s an incredible book, and as an adult, I have reread it over and over, and I can’t NOT love the book. I’ve quoted it before, even, lol, as I often say “Precision of language…”. This book will always remain tattoo’d on my mind and heart.

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Profile photo of lifegamer lifegamer (@lifegamer) 1 year, 2 months ago ago

Knowing that two of the grand purposes of a lifetime is to ‘be a giver’ & to ‘re-member’…rather than the present conditioned notions of ‘be a taker & a separator’…The subject of this book is intriguing, indeed.
Thanks for the intell, Alex, & high ratings it’s thusfar received…Added to my library NOW. :D

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Profile photo of Kayla Kayla (@kayla147258) 1 year, 2 months ago ago

I absolutely love that book

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 1 year, 2 months ago ago

Read this Book in 7th Grade and It was the most enjoyable book I have ever read. They are even supposed to be making a movie sometime soon or it could be in the works!

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