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Nina-Chan

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The Giver
« on: February 28, 2010, 02:09:08 PM »

If they can "release" them, the can give them lessions.

I was bored one day so I decided to re-read "The Giver" which never looses its awesomeness. As I read though I started to wonder if Jonas lived in the sme era as Tally, What do you think?







WARNING: THERE WILL BE MANY SPOILERS OF THE GIVER BEYOND THIS POINT.






The Giver s8is obviously set ino the future. Elephants and all the annimals are extinct, like in the Uglies world. In Jonas' city they dont have real feelings and are taught many untrue things. Things were made equal, it would only make sense for hem to be pretties but as a differant sort. I think cities may have varied throughout continents so maybe Jonas was in Europe...
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 02:17:03 AM »

That's an interesting thought... I've always loved The Giver... it's bubbly how you can connect books to each other like that! ;D
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 03:57:32 AM »

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Re: The Giver
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 07:26:28 AM »

Same! But Jonas's city definitely doesn't have the same technology as Tally's. Though they are sort of bubbleheads.
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 09:16:51 PM »

whos it by?
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2010, 09:21:37 PM »

Lois Lowry, it has one many awards, you havent read it in school?
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2010, 10:29:43 PM »

nope.
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2010, 11:50:40 PM »

i read it in grade 6 but some teachers give it in 7 or 8

it is really good
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2010, 12:43:20 AM »

I love that book!
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2010, 01:11:25 AM »

The Giver, like Uglies, is a dystopian story, so there will naturally be a lot of similarities.

There are too many commas in that sentence.

But yeah, I can see what you're saying. That the keeping people away from memories and that the lesions sort of prevent people from being truly human in the same way. Though...the real point of having a giver is to prevent the people from remembering how things were and too keep them ignorant...and while pretties are certainly ignorant to an extent, children in Uglies are educated about the past and about the Rusties, they're just taught about it in a way that makes everything about the past seem horrible.

Yeah, I read it in 6th grade too. I randomly picked it up off my teacher's bookshelf.
It was my first dystopian book (insert mother-like sobbing). Before I got addicted to them.
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2010, 01:45:34 AM »

cool pedestrian, same here
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2010, 02:06:44 AM »

I think I found my third dystopian novel for my essay!! Yay!!1
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2010, 02:16:48 AM »

awesome!
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2010, 04:02:29 AM »

I hadto read that book in school.....didnt enjoy it just because we were forced to read it
and I was still in  that stage of not enjoying reading(of course that changed that year when I read Uglies...then finally finished Harry Potter :P)
maybe if I read it again I'd like it more
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Re: The Giver
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2010, 04:48:23 AM »

I hadto read that book in school.....didnt enjoy it just because we were forced to read it
and I was still in  that stage of not enjoying reading(of course that changed that year when I read Uglies...then finally finished Harry Potter :P)
maybe if I read it again I'd like it more
i had to read it in class, i liked it then but even more now
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