Friday, September 20, 2013

turn off the boob tube & read: the giver SERIES

remember a few months ago i wrote about the giver here- i loved this book but it was over too quick and didn't really conclude. at the end of the edition i had, it said one thing [i don't want to give away a spoiler- but i really want to bc i love spoiling things] in an author q&a but then i came to find out, there were three more books to lois lowry's series! i was so excited, hoping i could get some closure or see the story progress. and it did, just not in the way i expected.

the first book, the giver follows the story of jonas and his assigned role as the keeper of knowledge and what he chooses to do with the knowledge he's given. the second book, gathering blue, follows a girl named kira who lives in a different society and possess a different skill like jonas. these books in no way collide. the third, gathering blue, follows matty, kira's friend and her father in a different society as well. the son is the last book in the series and follows the mother of a boy jonas rescues in the first book who is in another different society then comes back full circle to involve jonas and kira. kinda trippy? i know. i really don't feel like there's one continuous thread with the four stories but each are amazing in their own right, but at the same time, don't fully conclude in the way i'd like them too, but only because i want more information. it does pose some questions that really make you think and are such great short reads. i really enjoyed them.

apparently there is going to be a movie made with meryl streep playing the chief elder - sounds fantastic. meryl can be cast at the batman and be the right choice [reference anyone?].
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2 comments:

Caitlin said...

I read the giver a long time ago. After I am done with this semester, I will have to read that one again as well as the other ones.

KinderTeach said...

Do you own them?

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