Wednesday, November 14, 2007

anyone read this book?


The Giver

by Lois Lowry

I just started it, but I am captivated, already.

link should take you to amazon,
not that I get paid for linking, just so you can look at it

14 comments:

Chris said...

This is not something I would be interested in, however, this is right up my hubbie's ally. I think I will look into this book for him. Thanks!

And just an update: I'm okay. Not great, not terrible. Just okay. I'm not where I should be mentally but I'm trying. Keep those prayers up for me please. I'll know things are better when I pick up my camera again. Right now, I have absolutely NO DESIRE for my photography and that's always a bad sign. LOL.

Russ said...

Sound a bit like Logans Run, right?
Haven't read it but I might put it on my list. Just finished reading "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair. A classic but kind of out there...

Veronika said...

I recall reading it a couple of years ago, and was totally captivated by it! It is truly a well written,amazing book. Enjoy!

flleenie said...

Unfortunately, I have not read it.

Michele sent me.

David said...

My daughter's class read it in fifth grade ( six years ago ) and she still recalls it being thought provoking. isn't it cool how writing/ authors can have such an impact?

MissMeliss - Bibliotica said...

Michele sent me to tell you that I've never heard of the book, but I'll check out the link, of course.

Hope your Friday is going well.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, there! Michele sent me.

Yep, I read The Giver. I wasn't as blown away by it as many others; perhaps because it's YA, although I doubt that is the entire reason.

More to the point, I read a lot of Dystopian lit. I really like it. And compared to many of the others, this fell short for me. Perhaps because it has to be a bit less complex and meaty, given the age level of the intended reader. I'm not sure.

For someone new to dystopic lit, it's a FAB entree, though. I hope you love the rest of it as much as you've loved the start.

Bubblehead said...

I'll have to mark this book for when my daughter is just a bit older. She is 6 now but I think she would like something like this very soon. Thanks for the tip...

Also, thanks for stopping by Hu-Flung-poo. Swing by for some squid anytime...

Bubblehead said...

Consider yourself linked

Square1 said...

I haven't read it yet, but it looks like a great book to add to my list for this coming summer.

colleen said...

I'm pretty good, David. Just starting the woodstove part of the year. You should have scrolled down a few days and saw my post on the log splitter. We're splitting logs and the price of the splitter with my son Josh. I have an action video of it too.

What's the book about?

craziequeen said...

That is going straight onto my Wishlist ready for Christmas - it sounds wonderful.

Honey, I need your help at the Palace :-)

cq

panthergirl said...

Looks great!!! I will probably buy it for my son and then read it myself. Thanks for the tip!

I'm recommending a book on my blog, too. It's coming out in January.

Here by way of michele today!

kontan said...

Haven't read it, but will be adding to my wish list!

Here from Michele's