Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Eastern Washington
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Love the book! I have read the series. I didn't like any of them as much as The Giver. A bit before Son was being released, I got be at a discussion with the author for part of our city's "Get Lit" festival. It was a great discussion. She read from Son, and then had a large group discussion about the Giver, and the companion books.
I really wanted Son to tell us more about how the community handles Jonah leaving, but it didn't.
I am hesitant to see the movie because I am concerned that they had no intention to stay true to the book. How can you stay true to a book if you aren't going to have Jonah be 12? Also, just from the previews, they have changed lots of details--this bugs me too. I just re-read it with my nearly 12 year old and so the book is fresh in my mind. The changes will really stand out. I might have to wait for video.
On a positive note, I saw a preview for it at the theater the other day that encouraged people to read the book and then come to the movie. I don't know why they would promote that it they were going to make a bunch of changes, so perhaps it won't be as bad as I fear.
Mom to three very active girls Anna (15), Kayla (12), Maya (9).