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23 Apr 2011, 10:19 am

Am I the only one that thinks he's psychologically damaged from what he endures in that book?



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23 Apr 2011, 10:30 am

1) He's not real, so it doesn't matter.
2) Pretentious book. I much prefer things like Ayn Rand's Anthem. Similar dystopian plot, but much deeper and 6198328 times better. Can't really be grasped by immature minds, though; The Giver is a watered-down, simplified version of a dystopian concept.



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23 Apr 2011, 10:32 am

Cool, I'll check it out...



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25 Apr 2011, 6:58 am

jmnixon95 wrote:
1) He's not real, so it doesn't matter.
2) Pretentious book. I much prefer things like Ayn Rand's Anthem. Similar dystopian plot, but much deeper and 6198328 times better. Can't really be grasped by immature minds, though; The Giver is a watered-down, simplified version of a dystopian concept.


The Giver is a children's book. I highly doubt most children have the mental capacity or patience to read Ayn Rand.


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27 Apr 2011, 1:07 am

Delirium wrote:
jmnixon95 wrote:
1) He's not real, so it doesn't matter.
2) Pretentious book. I much prefer things like Ayn Rand's Anthem. Similar dystopian plot, but much deeper and 6198328 times better. Can't really be grasped by immature minds, though; The Giver is a watered-down, simplified version of a dystopian concept.


The Giver is a children's book. I highly doubt most children have the mental capacity or patience to read Ayn Rand.


Not really aimed towards children, but adolescents. I highly doubt most children have the mental capacity or patience to understand utopian or dystopian societies.

But anyways, I was just saying in general. Figured most people in this subforum aren't "children"...



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27 Apr 2011, 10:50 am

jmnixon95 wrote:
Delirium wrote:
jmnixon95 wrote:
1) He's not real, so it doesn't matter.
2) Pretentious book. I much prefer things like Ayn Rand's Anthem. Similar dystopian plot, but much deeper and 6198328 times better. Can't really be grasped by immature minds, though; The Giver is a watered-down, simplified version of a dystopian concept.


The Giver is a children's book. I highly doubt most children have the mental capacity or patience to read Ayn Rand.


Not really aimed towards children, but adolescents. I highly doubt most children have the mental capacity or patience to understand utopian or dystopian societies.

But anyways, I was just saying in general. Figured most people in this subforum aren't "children"...


I think it's more aimed towards those at the end of pre-adolescence on the cusp of adolescents, like 6th graders. I'm stuck reading it AGAIN this year.