The Giver (Review #51)

Today’s book is The Giver:

Series: #1 in the Giver Quartet

Author: Lois Lowry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary: Intelligence. Integrity. Courage. Wisdom.

These are the qualities a Receiver of Memory must have. And one more which can only be named but not described. The Capacity to See Beyond.

Jonas lives safely within the Community, a place where there is no war, no hunger and no pain. But when he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, he starts to discover dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of his perfect world. Secrets that will lead him to undertake an incredible journey…

I enjoyed this book. I now need to watch the movie but I wanted to read the book first (as you’re meant to do). I’ve never really read a Utopian book before but this was good. Whilst I didn’t enjoy the fact that there were no rebellion type events,  I did enjoy the serenity of reading this book and the peaceful, satisfying end to a good read.

Overall, an interesting book which I would recommend for someone who needs a peaceful read.

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