Saturday, January 23, 2010

Student Review Saturday

It has been a while since I did a Student Review Saturday.  The seventh grade students have been reading The Giver by Lois Lowry.  I thought I would show you three different reviews of this book.  Each of these students focused on something a little different.  If you have not read this book it is a must read.  Then you must follow it up with the two other books that followed; Gathering Blue and then The Messenger.  Awesome books.

Reviewed by Damaris

What if you lived in a community where everything is the same.  Where there is no war or pain.  Where there is no love.  Where everything was chosen for you.  That is where Jonas lives and everything is perfect.  Until he becomes 12 and gets assigned to become the receiver, and get special training from the Giver.  The Giver holds memories of pain and pleasure of life, and now it is time for Jonas to receive the truth, and there is no turning back. Would you like to read this book and see what happens to Jonas?  People will like this boook if they like Science Fiction and Mystery.  the book reminds me of a book called the Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn.  They were both really good books.

Reviewed by Dadiana

How would you like to live in a controlled community?  You wouldn't like it and neither would I.  That is how Jonas, his dad, mom and Lilly his sister live.  Their lives are controlled by the elders.  You can't go out of the community because if you do you can't come back.  At age 12 you learn about the babies.  You don't have them other ladies have babies for everyone else.  That's weird but I like weird and so do a lot of other people.  If that is the case for you then you should read this book.  This made me think about the Discovery channel when other ladies had babies for other people.

Reviewed by Elizabeth

have you ever imagined being in a perfect community with strict  rules that you have to follow?  Well if you haven't then this is your time to experience it.  Jonas is a smart little boy who follows all the rules that are give to him.  Lily is Jonas's little sister.  Jonas can't wait until e is older because he will learn new things.  He will discover how it is to be an adult.  Also Jonas will play a role in the community.  He wants to know what it is.  I would recommend this book to anyone who hasn't experienced a perfect community.  I would recommend it to them because they will know how it feels to be in one.  I think that this book was better than I thought it was going to be. After all I loved this book.  I see myself like Jonas.  we both follow rules when they are given to us.  I ask lots of questions on things that I don't understand.  I was able to make a lot of connections between me and Jonas.  That's why I like this book


  1. Very interesting to see which parts struck each different reader, thanks for sharing!

  2. Good to read student's thoughts!

  3. I thought this book was amazing -- I read it with my daughter a few years ago. Your students did a terrific job!