Sunday, April 1, 2012

What's Marissa Reading? The Giver

This whole review deal has been growing like crazy. First, Christian wanted to give his opinion on some of the books he was reading. He writes one every week. Then, his sister Abigail wanted to write some reviews. She's written a couple. Now, my 11 year old niece, Marissa, has requested to post a review. So, from the warm and wonderful state of Florida, here's Marissa's review of The Giver, by Lois Lowry.

Here's what Marissa says the book is about.

"Oh well there is a book called The Giver it's about a Utopian type society where every thing is perfect so nobody has any choices and everything is chosen for them like their job and spouse and everything. There is no weather or color or any emotions really because if you have the ability to be happy you can have the ability to be sad to and they can't have sadness because everything is perfect.

"There is a job chosen every once in a while called the Receiver. The Receiver holds all the memories of all the pain.......and happiness so that other citizens won't have to experience it. Once the Receiver becomes old they become the Giver and have to train the new Receiver."

What did you like the most about The Giver?

"I liked the part when the main character Jonas learned what 'Release' really was, because he has been living in a world for his whole life where he thought none of this was ever possible, that he never even imagined, that couldn't even happen in 'Elsewhere'."

Was there anything Marissa didn't like?

" Well at the end the author left you hanging a bit too much...The whole premise of the book you really have to imagine things in your own way, she gives you room to develop your own thoughts on it. But even though it is a trilogy she doesn't really explain enough for my liking. But over all it was a fantastic book."

So, how does Marissa rate The Giver, by Lois Lowry?

Marissa gives it five out of five baby giraffes.



  1. How cool to have a guest reviewer! I also think that the giraffes are a nice touch. I read The Giver and really enjoyed it. Like Marissa, I would have liked for the ending to have been wrapped up a bit more. I know that Lois Lowry left it open to the reader a little bit, but I wanted more answers (I am greedy like that). The book was fast and interesting. I haven't read any of the other books in the series. Has Marissa? Did she like them?

  2. Well this is Marissa and no I haven't read the other two books but my teacher started Gathering Blue (which is the second one) and said it didn't hook her so she stopped reading it.