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Several weeks ago we read the book The Giver by Lois Lowry This is ascience fiction novel When we began reading The Giver I was verysurprised I had previously read the book before in fifth grade Theplot of The Giver really disturbed me because in the story both babiesand the elderly were killed with no emotion The whole community had noemotion I cant imagine living in a world with no emotionsThe characters Lowry introduced in the book were believable but I hadmany questions about them For example the main character is namedJonas and he has pale eyes As I read the story I wondered if his eye color was controlled by thecommunity I also wondered how having paler eyes makes a persondifferent and gives a person special powers to receive memories Jonaswas portrayed as being very sensitive and brave He had to leaveeverything he knew to find a better life for him and the one person hereally cared about Gabirel I admire those qualities Also while reading the book I noticed that Lowry used a lot ofcliffhangers This made the writing interesting to me and I had to think about plot much more than I normally would One example of thisis the ending in the ending of the book The author leaves the readerwondering if Gabriel and Jonas die or do they make it to Elsewhere Itbothered me that I dont know what happened This is the worst placefor a cliffhanger yet it made me imagine what could have happened I felt that Lowry didnt use a lot of logic in her story writing evenfor a science fiction book For example she wrote that the communityrelinquished their ability to perceive color This could have beenexplained more thoroughly and it made it hard for me to imagine Another example
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