The story is dull and the future unlikely. The narrator does a decent job but really I can't understand how this made the best seller lists and school reading lists. Maybe I'm missing something but I can't see buying any books by the same author again let alone watching the movie they are currently putting together.
Supernatural Fan. Lifelong audiophile.
can't help but think the writer was on something when this story was written? Like some edible mushrooms?!? I personally did not think this novel was powerful or provocative (as the new york times claimed). But then again, I also think the human race is capable of many great and stupid things-- just give us enough time and rope and we will figure out how to hang ourselves. So I had a hard time listening to this book. I read fiction because I want fantasy, not a moral wrapped up in a blanky served up as a science fiction book. Ug. But that is just me. Clearly this book is liked by a lot of people.
Yes - make it more interesting.
No thank you. Ideas are too simplistic and characters unreal.
Yes - good job.
Not unless you want to be bored to death.
"The Giver" was a very interesting book! My nose was stuck in it! It would probably be better for older kids, because of wording and some events that younger children won't understand! It had some very catchy views and I really enjoyed it... Very powerful wording and was very riveting! I think that readers of all genres would love this!
Love no longer exists, families no longer exist. The book deals with genicide, suicide, and behavioral control thru medication.
As for the story itself, it lacked in explanation. Every page left you asking how or why.