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4.0 von 5 Sternen Kurz und auf den Punkt
Dystopien sind die große Mode - man denke an Hunger Games oder Divergent und so ist es kein Wunder, dass auch The Giver jetzt verfilmt wird. Grund genug das Buch einmal durchzulesen:
Hier geht es um Jonas, der bald seinen Zwölften Geburtstag feiert - das Ereignis, bei dem jeder seinen Job zugewiesen bekommt. In der Welt, in der Jonas liegt, gibt es...
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Worthy of Awards? I Think Not
My opinion of "The Giver", is the same opinion as theone I have about Puley Shore movies. They're quite entertaining in thebeginning, but after awhile, the plot gets dull and eventually loses its flavor. The idea of having a perfect society is a good idea for a story, but dragging out the idea that the characters have no emotions gets a tad bit annoying. I get...
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Dystopien sind die große Mode - man denke an Hunger Games oder Divergent und so ist es kein Wunder, dass auch The Giver jetzt verfilmt wird. Grund genug das Buch einmal durchzulesen:
Hier geht es um Jonas, der bald seinen Zwölften Geburtstag feiert - das Ereignis, bei dem jeder seinen Job zugewiesen bekommt. In der Welt, in der Jonas liegt, gibt es nämlich keine Entscheidungen mehr zu treffen, denn Entscheidungen können falsch sein...
The Giver unterscheidet sich von den Erstgenannten doch ziemlich. Nicht nur ist der Hauptdarsteller (und damit die angepeilte Leserschaft) deutlich jünger, vor allem setzt The Giver ganz andere Schwerpunkte. Wo Hunger Games mit Action glänzt, setzt The Giver auf Inhalt. Nichts gegen die Tribute von Panem (ich habe die gerne gelesen), aber die inhaltliche Logik war nicht so grandios (ein ganzer Distrikt nur für Sprengstoffe?). Anders The Giver: Das actionreichste ist eine Schlittenfahrt. Dafür ist die Begründung für die Dystopie inhaltlich logischer. Die Handlung ist zwar sehr abstrakt (Die Handlungen des Givers sind nicht einfach erklärbar), aber gerade das macht die Geschichte auch für Erwachsene interessant. Insbesondere bleibt das Ende ambivalent genug, um nicht in Kitsch zu versinken (und da ich angst habe, dass sich das ändert, bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob ich wirklich den Nachfolger lesen oder den Film sehen möchte...)
Man muss aber eines wissen: Das Buch ist kurz. Ich habe es an einem Abend durchgelesen und große Literatur ist es auch nicht unbedingt - aber es waren unterhaltsame und durchaus fesselnde Stunden, die am Ende sogar zum Nachdenken anregen. Was will man mehr?
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4.0 von 5 Sternen It's a very Bizarre book., 8. Oktober 1998
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"THE GIVER" Author: Lois Lowry Report by: Shelton Amerman
In my own personal opinion, "THE GIVER", by Lois Lowry, is an extremely bizarre book. It's a book about a future world. This world is supposedly perfect; no crime, no poverty, no starvation, no war, no prejudice, no overpopulation, no divorce, no pain, good educational system. Children grow up learning different jobs, rules of the community, good manners, and proper speech. When they reach the age of twelve( they celebrate birthdays all at the same time), they are assigned a job that fits with their abilities, if they want a spouse, they are assigned one, if they want children, they are assigned one male and one female, no more. When they are old, they go to a special facility. It's perfect; on the surface. There is also no freedom, no privacy, no emotion, no color, no music, no sunlight, no weather, no understanding of the past, no choice. When someone gets to old, they are "released", if twins or an extra child is born, they are "released"(releasing is what they call killing). The book focuses primarily on the experiences of a boy called Jonas. When he turns twelve, he is selected for the most honored position in the community, "Receiver of Memories" from the "Giver of Memories". The position is one in which "The Giver" gives memories of the past, both good and bad, to Jonas. Jonas learns that the community is not the perfect place he once thought it was. Then something happens that causes Jonas to do something drastic. At the end he......well, you'll have to read the book to find out. The book is very well written, very descriptive and imaginative, But the ending leaves you hanging. All in All, It's a good book.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen The Giver, 4. Juli 2005
The Giver - Review
The book takes place in a very strange community, where no one can see colors and everything is monochromatic. In this community everything is almost perfect: there is no hunger, no poverty and no war. The main characters are Jonas, his younger sister Lillie, their parents, and their infant brother, Gabriel. Jonas is closing in on his Ceremony of Twelve, then, when Elevens become Twelve's, these events are some kind of birthday-parties. In this event every Twelve is assigned a job decided by their abilities and the things, which they prefer to do in their volunteer-hours, until the rest of his live, or until reaching the House of the Old. After that event the children have the same rights like an adult and then it doesn't matter to them how old they are. This society is divided is different parts: the community then the Elders and above the Giver, the person, who has the most important job in the community he holds all the memories of what ordinary life was like. He has also memories of colors, of hills, of snow, and of an ordinary family life. The Elders have decided to transmit him all these memories including everything from cruel war to very nice things like Christmas. All that stuff the community doesn't know and especially that is the Givers job to keep these memories away from the people of the community so that the community works comparable to a machine. By the Ceremony of Twelve Jonas is assigned to exactly that unusual but much respected job: He should be the new Giver. Soon Jonas learns why his community is based on rules and why some things are banned, and what does it mean to get released. The reasons why people are released are different ones: Citizens get released when they broke the rules for special things three-times, the old people get released also but not only because of breaking a rule, but also of their age, in this case this process is a kind of event for the Olds. But even children get released when the birthmothers get twins or a child is too slow in growing or is too weak.
But there is an upside: Jonas finds the real meaning of family and love, that doesn't exist in the emotionless community he lives. But from time to time Jonas feels obliged to risk an overthrow of the existing order in the community therefore he makes a very risky intention with the Giver that would change the community completely.
The Giver is a fascinating book about a fictional utopian society. It shows to you how exciting our lives are compared with the boring, and unemotional lives of the members of the community. And also how cruel it is to live for rules, the one thing is that everything is almost perfect but it cannot be because there couldn't be happiness with no emotions, and also the fact that all the children were taught wrong things isn't alright. But the people who taught the children don't know it better, not even the Elders, still the Giver knows how all the things really are. Since you cannot miss what you never had, live for the inhabitants is not that bad. The Giver is definitely worth reading and I would recommend it to people with an imaginative interest in strange new worlds.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen I liked it., 22. Februar 1999
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In the tradition of "Brave New World" and "1984", Lois Lowry changes from her mood from a very funny book writer to make her one and only science fiction book - and her best.
"The Giver" suggests the wonders and horrors of a Utopia. Jonas, the main character, when he becomes twelve, is assigned the absolutely most important role in his Community. It is to receive memories from an older man. No one else has memories. They look up to him for advice.
At the end of the book, Jonas and the older man, The Giver, decide they need to share memories, and Jonas leaves the Community. When the Receiver leaves the Community, the whole Community begins to experience memories, and everyone goes crazy.
Jonas's journey is to Elsewhere. No one in the Community knows what Elsewhere is, but Jonas finds out that Elsewhere is what we live in, not the dull, boring Utopian society Jonas is used to.
Straight forward, "The Giver" is, by far, the most influential book I've ever read. From my point of view, it shows that if we don't change our ways to good, they'll be changed for us - for good. We also learn that a perfect life is definately not perfect by the standards of an un-perfect society, and that the only way everything will be perfect by both standards is when we are in Heaven. I encourage you to read this book. By the page number, you will think it's a children's book, but by the book, you will be influenced like you never thought possible by a book.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen The Giver is a very satisfying book, 7. Oktober 1999
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I found The Giver to be an extremely satisfying book for several reasons. Firstly, it wasn't a long and boring story. It was easy to read and "flowed" rather well. Plus, there was enough actions or situations to keep you interested through the books entirety. Also, the words used were very easy to comprehend. It is quiet clear that Lowry wrote the book not for "prestige," but for the purpose of conveying a message. Secondly, the story's plot was very interesting. It addressed several points about society, or concepts that I find myself contemplating at times. After reading this book I came to the realization that there probably is no perfect society, there will be some flaws in every situation. The story also made me appreciate certain things such as emotions, individuality, and the freedom to make my own decisions. It also makes me realize that rules are made to protect, but can easily take away peoples rights when over-used. Over-all, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys thinking, and has just a few hours to spare. Lowry obviously followed the famous old saying, "keep it short and sweet!"
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Wow! I couldn't put it down., 14. Mai 1999
I can't say anything that hasn't already been said in the other 500 or so reviews, but you really should read this book. But the ending is a bit confusing to some people so READ SLOWLY and THINK about it. (If that's not too hard for you.) I finished this book in the evening when the electricity was out in the house, so even with the very dim light outside I had to stay out there, leaning against the balcony railing, and finish it. My mom kept telling me to come inside, you'll ruin your eyes, but I could NOT put it down. I'd just like to comment on another review, which said this book was like a cross between "Pleasantville" and "The Truman Show"....what?? Okay, it's a bit similar in ways, but it didn't really remind me of those movies. What I'm trying to say is: those movies are not really very similar to the book but if you like that sort of thing (I do), read The Giver anyway. Also highly recommended: Number the Stars (for ages 11-14) and The Golden Compass (for ages 13-113).
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5.0 von 5 Sternen One of the Best Books Ever Written, 17. September 2000
The Giver is a fantastic book to read. It had so much meaning and was a very powerful book. I really liked the concept of the book which was a society that was all black and white. In other words you couldn`t see any color. You couldn`t even feel a breeze. You were assigned a job by the elders like birth mother, Assistant Director of Recreation, Doctor, Law and Justice. The boy, Jonas was assigned The Giver. An old man came and would give him a sort of dream, an image. Jonas could see color and feel in these images.He later found out things; secrets that many people in the community didn`t know. When Joans learned these things he was confused with emotions and decided to do something about these things. Another reason I enjoyed this book is because it`s hard to imagine a world perfect, untouchable, and so protected but dosen`t know that life as they know it dosen`t have to be that way. That there is more to life than what they have.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Worthy of Awards? I Think Not, 28. April 2000
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My opinion of "The Giver", is the same opinion as theone I have about Puley Shore movies. They're quite entertaining in thebeginning, but after awhile, the plot gets dull and eventually loses its flavor. The idea of having a perfect society is a good idea for a story, but dragging out the idea that the characters have no emotions gets a tad bit annoying. I get the idea that the characters have no emotions, but Lois Lowery has to tell the reader every other sentence. She acts like the reader is going to forget or something. I admit, the beginning of the story is good; how Lowery tells you about the society's rules, and the Giver's job, but after all that is said, she says the same thing over again. And the ending was the worst ever in the history of literature. This is a horrible book. I suggest it to people who like to get cheated when they read or anyone who saw "Lost in Space."
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Yet another book that proves that "young adult" fiction can be thought provoking, 23. Juni 2014
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The world Lowry creates in "The Giver" seems lived in, simple and, for reasons too subtle to define, an unsettling place: a perfect Utopian world in which there is no pain, suffering, difference, war, colour, or emotion. Nobody is ever singled out, or neglected in any way (food, pain, or friends). There are no choices, every person is assigned a role in the Community and that role is never questioned once given. Everything in Jonas's world seems perfect...

This book is challenging and heartbreaking. It forces the reader to question what is a perfect world? It makes you think about Utopia and how it would work, if it worked. It's a beautifully written book that has all the twists and turns that make a book award winning. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy read that is very engaging and interesting.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Giver: Ein Geschichte von einem falschen Utopischen Welt, 18. November 2004
The Giver von Lowis Lowry ist ein Geschichte das findet in die Zukunft statt. Es ist eigentlich so weit in der Zukunft dass die Zeit nicht mehr gezahlen ist. Der Geschichte faengt on mit Jonas, ein Jungen der jetzt zwolf jahre alt ist. Jonas' Welt ist perfekt. Er muess jetzt einen Aufgabe fuer seine Lebensarbeit von "the Elders" kriegen. In seiner Welt "the Elders" beherrschen alles. Sie entscheiden was jeder fuer einem Job macht. Jonas kriegt etwas ganz besonderes fuer eine Aufgabe. Seine Aufgabe fuehrt ihm zu einem Mann, dass ist nur als "The Giver" bekannt. "The Giver" allein hat die Andenken von der echten Welt. Ganz langsam, Jonas entdeckt die schwarze Geheimnissen dass seine perfekt Welt unterstreichen.
Das Buch ist nicht nuer interresant und unterhaltend, es ist auch traurig und macht man nachdenklich. Es zeigt alles, dass wir opfern muessen, um eine perfekte Welt zu haben. Das Buch zeigt die Welt wir haben jetzt ist nicht das Beste, aber ein ganz perfekte Welt koennen wir nie haben. Es erforscht was macht uns menschlich, und zeigt wie wir koennen unsere Menscheit verloren, wenn wir die Welt perfekt zu machen versuchen. Es stellt fragen ueber Leben und Liebe. Es ist ein packend und interessantes Roman.
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