The Giver Receives 4 Stars

The Giver - Lois Lowry

I really enjoyed this book. At first I thought it was going in the same direction as Divergent but it became more interesting about a quarter of the way through.  A boy living in a society that must follow strict rules in order to function, is given the task of being the receiver of memories.  Once he starts to receive memories from the past, his whole outlook changes. The book is a comment on society and choices made. What is perceived as right and wrong.  The Giver was an easy read but it could have been more in-depth.  Having said that, it was written for older children. There were a lot of different ways the story could have gone.  Some questions seemed unanswered to a degree, but I quite liked the way Lowry ended the novel.  It wasn't quite what I expected.