Sunday, October 16, 2011

Week 8: The Giver

I just finished the The Giver.  It was an absolutely wonderful book!  I love that everything works out in the end for Jonas, and that the Giver understood the same way Jonas did that Sameness is not the best way to do things, or that controlling everything was not what people needed.  By living life in such a controlled way the people were missing out on color, love, true happiness, true family, and much, much more!  It is really strange to think about life from Jonas' perspective; to think about what it would be like if we could not freely read whatever material we chose, or not exaggerate when speaking.  To not be loved by my family sounds terrifying!  They are my everything; without them I am pretty sure I'd be an emotional/mental wreck.  Truly scary thoughts.  Anyway, the ending is really great because Jonas gets to experience all of the things he saw in his memories from the Giver.  Also, he gets to help the baby he truly cares about and loves, Gabriel.  Happy endings are the best.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked the Giver. I didn't really think it ended on a happy note - I felt like it was more unresolved than anything. That drives me crazy in a book! And, it gives us something to talk about! Try to find a consistent day to blog so you stay caught up.