The Giver

Author: Lois Lowry
Reviewer's Age: Grade 7

The Giver was a very interesting book. At some times it was emotional, and other times it was confusing. It takes place in the future, when people went into sameness. That is when people have their jobs and mates picked out for them by the Elders. And you have to apply for children, who come only from the Birthmothers. All people are completely colorblind, and have no memories. There is no snow, no cold, no hunger, and no hills or lakes. And when people get too old, or don't like their job, they can apply for release, which is actually when the doctors give you a deadly shot to kill you. I deeply encourage all readers to read this amazing tale about a boy and a cute new child, about to be released. This boy will try to save the new child, while doing something no one ever dared to do.