The Giver                                                                                                                                             
Louis Lowry
Speculative Fiction      

            Jonas is almost twelve and he lives in a perfect world where everything is planned out for him.  He is a little nervous because he has a ceremony coming up where he finds out what his assignment will be.  Then he finds out that he is the new receiver.  Jonas’s assignment is where he has to receive memories of people’s passed.  When he begins his training he realizes that the rules and the community are unfair and wrong, so the Giver and Jonas try to do something about it. 

                In this book I think the author was trying to imply that the world is not perfect and the people on it aren’t either.  I definitely agree on what the author meant because people aren’t, and never will be, perfect.  Also I think the author was saying that people make mistakes and that your suppose to learn from them and move on.  I remember once when I was ten and I wanted to go to a friend’s house.  My mom said I couldn’t go until I cleaned my room, but I didn’t want to.  So I shoved everything into my closet.  Then after I got home my mom found out that I did that and then I was grounded for a week.  I learned my lesson and I never did that again. 

                I really liked this book because I learned from it and it was interesting to read.  My favorite part was when Jonas found out what release really was and how he was shocked because of what they do in process. Also because he wanted to do something about it and so he did.  I would rate this book a four because I don’t think it could get any better.  I would recommend this book to people who like books with strong, emotional life lessons in them.  This book is really emotional and touching.