Friday, July 18, 2014

The Giver Quartet popular series for the upper elementary and middle school aged adolescents.  I read The Giver back in middle school myself.  When the second one came around I read that too.  But WOAH was I surprised when I was now working in a middle school and discovered there was a whole series.  Crazy how long the books are spaced out, but the quartet is finally finished.  Now it'd been quite a while since I'd read the first two and my memory of them was a bit spotty.  So I went back and this time I saw the books with a new perspective.  I could grasp the concepts better and have more life experience to apply and digest the message of the series.  Although written for adolescents it's a worthwhile read.  For others not in that age range, especially if you've read The Giver it's a bit perplexing, but the thrilling series is sure to keep you on your toes.

Keep an eye out for the movie premier of The Giver this summer,  August 15th 2014.

Summary of The Giver:
A boy inhabits what seems an ideal world: one without conflict, poverty, unemployment, divorce, injustice or inequality.  At the annual ceremony each 12 year old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders.  Jonas is chosen for a special position.  A selection that leads him to a man called The Giver.  It is under his instruction that Jonas begin to sense secrets that could topple his fragile perfect world.

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