I read Lois Lowry's book The Giver
back when I was in late elementary school. The book founded my love of reading and my interest in dystopian ideas. When I heard they were creating a film, I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to see it. Although it's been over a decade since I've read the book, its content stuck with me enough to give an honest comparison to the film. Books and films can never be exactly alike, so my expectations weren't for a replica, but a new expression of the story Lowry gave us all those years ago.
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Based on Lois Lowry's acclaimed 1993 book by the same name
, the film version of The Giver
opens today in theaters across the U.S.
Two of the film's leads were at Mall of America earlier this month to meet fans and sign autographs. Before the public event, Brenton Thwaites (Oculus
What is the sign of a good book? Is it the style and fluidity of the prose? Is it the author’s ability to engage the reader?
First, what makes a book worth reading, and second, worth recommending? Why do some books garner huge popularity and numerous accolades while others sit on shelves untouched, collecting dust over the years?
Obviously, the answers to these questions differ on a person-to-person basis. Some people simply love the classics: The Catcher in the Rye
, The Great Gatsby
, The Scarlet Letter