The Giver by Lois Lowry – A Movie?

October 31st, 2013 by melissa g

The Giver The recent news that The Giver by Lois Lowry will be made into a movie has gotten me thinking. The Giver is an amazing book – it even won the Newbery Medal back in 1994 – but how will it be as a movie? Will the fact that it’s one of the most challenged books of the last few decades make it more thrilling on screen? Will it now be thought of as just another dystopian novel like The Hunger Games?

Personally, I think that The Giver stands in a category of it’s own, as you can see from my full review on Sweet on Books. It’s a classic with a unique premise, thought-provoking imagery, a riveting plot, and compelling characters. I’m just wondering if the movie version can live up to all that. We’ll have to wait until August 2014 to find out!

They’re definitely assembling an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, and Katie Holmes.
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Let us know what you think…are you ready for The Giver Movie?


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