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#205 - Lintutu
Reply +13
(07/25/2013) [-]
it would be interesting to see how they pulled this off.
#319 to #205 - rplix
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I really liked this book.
#289 to #205 - darthblam
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(07/25/2013) [-]
**** no.   
Please.   
That book..   
Terrible..   
That 7th grade year in middle school..   
Awful.   
*******. No.
**** no.
Please.
That book..
Terrible..
That 7th grade year in middle school..
Awful.
*******. No.
#327 to #289 - Lintutu
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(07/25/2013) [-]
ok maybe the ending was the worst part, but the book overall was good..
#343 to #327 - darthblam
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I thought it was all irritating. The premise made no sense, the characters were boring, I honestly couldn't care for a single thing.
I really just hated it in middle school.. especially because I was in the middle of trying to read a different series I was enjoying about the time this book was assigned..
I was reading Redwall at the time.
#374 to #343 - thatoneiranianguy
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I'm willing to thumb you up and agree.

The concept was interesting but as for many of us it didn't quite nail it, same with me; however it seems like we have opinions that are the opposite of the collective here at FunnyJunk so we will soon be executed by the horde of red thumb executioners.

Goodbye, my brother.


You know what was another good book though that some of us did read in middle school? Located to your left, my good isr.
#384 to #374 - darthblam
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Yeah.. that one was a bit better. Didn't entirely enjoy it but.. yeah. It's a better book.
#386 to #384 - thatoneiranianguy
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Personally if people want a more "adult" book that has a more "realistic" topic than what The Giver was - I'd recommend 1984 by George Orwell.
#387 to #386 - darthblam
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(07/25/2013) [-]
I'm not a fan of realistic books, or even things over modern subjects..
When I read a book I love a good old fantasy adventure or some sort of sci-fi.
For example, I've read the LotR trilogy, loved it.
I've read the Dragonlance Chronicles, a very good series. It has probably the most bad ass wizard in any fantasy series.
The Forgotten Realms books about Drizzt. A very bad ass character.
And a number of books for lore's sake on Warcraft 3, Starcraft, and even Halo books.
I especially love these because they give a lot of extra insight into the characters you see in the games.. it makes the games themselves mean a bit more to me.
#388 to #387 - thatoneiranianguy
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Well I suppose it depends on how you define realistic I suppose.

But that's the nice thing about literature - we can all have our preferences.
#346 to #343 - Lintutu
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(07/25/2013) [-]
this is still MY favorite series
#417 to #346 - ishouldplayzelda
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(07/25/2013) [-]
i liked those books when i read them but now i can't take them seriously at all
#385 to #346 - darthblam
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Never read it.. but I can't look at the cover and take it what I've heard about its story seriously.

Just a bunch of ******* cats.
#211 to #205 - broale
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(07/25/2013) [-]
give me a quick summary? i feel like i've read this, but i can't remember
#214 to #211 - Lintutu
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(07/25/2013) [-]
>Boy lives in a world that is "supposedly" a perfect utopia
>Everyone dresses the same
>Everyone literally sees the same color-Gray
>Boy is told that he is to be trained by "The giver" (forgot both of their names)
>He gets to learn what really happened to the world, and now must hold the burden of that information
>Such as what happened before the utopia, animals, wars, history etc..
>He even discovers that the utopia is not so perfect and is in fact very cruel
>People are chosen to do specific jobs, women for example only really exist to push out babies and then when they're too for baby pushing, they work
>Old people are "released" when they become a certain age. By "release", they mean they kill them, but lead the society to believe that it is the highest honor.
>If twin babies are born, they kill the one that is the smallest of weight (this is what the boys father does for a living) since no two things can be the same in this world
>He eventually can't take this and runs away from the utopia
(I forget what happens after)
#263 to #214 - scsuper
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(07/25/2013) [-]
Summary of ending
The end has Jonas escaping with the baby Gabriel. He keeps the child warm by transferring warm memories into the child (But losing them himself). He travels only so far on his bicycle before he faces snow, but manages to find a sled in the midst of all of it. He believes to hear music and see lights in the distance.

"Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps it was only an echo." -pg 179

I still have my copy. Good read.
#229 to #214 - lacypushupbra
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(07/25/2013) [-]
The Island?
#224 to #214 - bellabalooski **User deleted account**
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#216 to #214 - broale
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(07/25/2013) [-]
yup. i've read this. thank you good sir