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“The Giver Reflects Reality” USA Today OPINION COLUMN

September 15, 2014

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In a USA Today Opinion Column, Arin O. Grossu, reflects on the parallels she sees between The Giver and budding trends in the world today. "The movie is rife with bioethical implications applicable to our society, from genetic engineering and infanticide to surrogacy and euthanasia." "Coming out of his allegorical cave with newfound knowledge of reality, Jonas describes...

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Audience Reactions to The Giver

August 24, 2014

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See what moviegoers are saying about The Giver!

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WSJ: “‘The Giver’ and the Totalitarian Instinct”

August 15, 2014

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"Watching the movie, I thought about another utopia-gone-wrong and about the power of faith." Raymond Flynn of the Wall Street Journal shares some chilling reflections on The Giver's echo of Totalitarian Poland in the 1980s. "Watching the cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Katie Holmes in this powerful, dystopian story, I kept...

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Leading YA Authors and Bloggers Love THE GIVER

August 15, 2014

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The Giver hits theaters today, and leaders from the YA community are lining up to praise Lois Lowry's seminal work. Check out some tweets and blog posts below!                                         Mundie Moms "This movie was one that surpassed my expectations. The modernization I feared that would ruin the movie, made the movie. With a...

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“The Power of an Echo” by Andrea Davis Pinkney

August 13, 2014

The Power of an Echo Experiencing THE GIVER from a Moviegoer’s Seat by Andrea Davis Pinkney As the closing credits for the film THE GIVER come onto the screen, OneRepublic's soundtrack title song, “Ordinary Human” issues its refrain: “Today I felt a switch in my vein.” It’s a keen sentiment for this...

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