Professional Book Reviews For The Giver
Twelve-year-old Jonas performs well in the impressively ordered society that the Elders have developed.
But when he is selected to be the new "Receiver," Jonas begins to unravel the truth that underlies his world.
While the significance of the story in the book requires more effort to find, the film’s theme is given straight to the viewer.
And — like most film adaptations — it’ll just take less effort to receive it.
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This visual effect both literally and symbolically shows Jonas’ evolution throughout the film.
The color did get a bit overwhelming at times, such as when Jonas was receiving memories from The Giver.
The film follows a young man named Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), who lives in a seemingly utopian society.
Inspired by a remarkable true story, The Giver of Stars features five incredible women who will prove to be every bit as beloved as Lou Clark, the unforgettable heroine of Me Before You.'A wonderful novel.
The Giver of Stars is the most sweeping, dramatic, richly evocative book, full of brilliantly feisty women' Sophie Kinsella, author of Confessions of a Shopaholic 'Timeless, Jojo Moyes' greatest work yet, and one of the most exquisitely-written - and absolutely compulsory - novels about women ever told' Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women 'Moyes somehow manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love' Sunday Express 'Storytelling at its best' Marie Claire 'A triumph' Heat 'A deeply satisfying book full of big emotions' Good Housekeeping 'Britain's best contemporary female author' Sun on Sunday Jojo Moyes is a novelist and journalist.
The futuristic community has no emotion, no color and no differences.
Jonas has a rare ability referred to as “the capacity to see beyond,” which in turn gets him selected to be the new Receiver of Memory.