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The GiverAuthor: Lois Lowry Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Cast:
Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Odeya RushDirector:
Robert B. Waide and Michael MitnickPublication Date:
April 26, 1993
Summary (from Goodreads):
The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.
The Giver: Book vs. Movie
The Giver, written by Lois Lowry two decades ago is a dystopian book that has captured the hearts of many. Comparing the book vs. the movie is quite difficult. The leap to the big screen in 2014 has excited many fans of Lowry’s The Giver Quartet, however, the drastic changes to the plot make this movie one to wonder why such changes were necessary. Continue reading