|Scene from the film|
After a while without posting reviews here, I'm back! And today I'm going to talk about the book "the Memories giver" by Lois Lowry. First book of a dystopian series, with more than 11 million books sold worldwide, also already has its film adaptation.
|The cover and Synopsis via Skoob|
th law, his father with children at the center of Creation, where you take care of them until they are ready to be delivered to requesters (As there was love in the community, the inhabitants were allowed to feel sexual pleasures, for this there was a medicine that controlled it. So, in the same Ceremony of 12 girls were chosen to hold the post of "Mother", but not biological mother, who raises the child and passes it to someone else to take care of, that in this case the Elder were responsible for choosing who would be the parent
s of the child). During the ceremony, things happen and make Jonas worry, generating a certain mystery mixed with discomfort with what happened, but then discovers that was carefully chosen to receive a position of great honor in society, Jonas has just received the post of Receiver of Memories. What's your function? Basically he is responsible for receiving the Donor (Receiver) and of the inhabitants, all the memories have been erased from their society and events prior to the current season and before before, and so on. But it was also responsible for advising the residents when necessary. T
he Office granted the young man of 12 years was one of the most important of the community since the same was the only one who could have access to those memories and shouldn't share it with anyone else, the only one who knew the real meaning of feelings and all the other inhabitants out. His new position requires isolation and unexpected preparation. But gradually he get used to it with everything you got and it's co
ming. During the meetings of his training with an old, the only Receiver before Jonas, his current coach and Donor of Memories, and only from that community to know all the past of mankind, the kid goes on to realize the extent of his power and gradually understand that the nice memories are also the wors
t of them. Every meeting of Young Donor/Recipient relationship is narrowed, giving him the ability to question things and make amazing discoveries followed by some terrible and so leveling each other. Christmas Eve, snow, love, pain, hunger and Death, become part of your new reality. Away so increasingly from that world of mesmices that lived. Not sat
isfied when comparing your current memories to life in their community, Jonas finds himself in conflict with your next decisions, he must choose whether to be safely in the sameness of their community or will risk his own life in order to better understand their memories and even change the order and meaning of things in their current and peaceful society.
Despite my delay for posting the review and also to read it, the book is very small, with a few pages and the reading flows, to me was a little time consuming because I was stopping for readings and reading just in my spare time, but at the end I felt like: "what do you mean it's over?". But wait, if you're thinking that it's just a book be carefree, the giver of Memories is only the first book of a series "the giver" by Lois Lowry. The second book is Chosen, the photo above that I also received in partnership with Archer and soon I will review here. Through
out history we have many characters that appear with little relevance, as the other Receiver who failed the ten years before Jonas and Gabe that are of the utmost importance to give sense to the story. Parents and Lily her little sister, Fiona and Asher also are key to understanding the story.
The giver of Memories turned movie adaptation in 2014, if you have not watched the movie, the trailer is below:
Well, I hope you enjoyed the review, be back soon with more.