Weekly Book Reviews: 11/20/21

Note: The reviews will be pulled directly from my reviews on Goodreads.

The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition (Giver Quartet Book 1) by [Lois Lowry]

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: November 13th

Story: This is not my first time reading this book in my life. If I’m being honest, it probably won’t be my last. I loved this book very much as a child. I also loved her book Number the Stars. Obviously, I understand the book better than I did when I was younger, but still. I also felt the need to reread it so I can read the rest of the quartet that I didn’t know was a thing until a few years ago.
Characters: Other than Jonas’ family, Jonas, and The Giver, you really don’t get much of the rest of the members of this world. There are many references to them, but it’s not quite the same in my opinion. It’s really hard to connect with people who were trained and brainwashed to be little more than robotic. Jonas was a real hero.
Critiques: None
Narration: N/A
Final Thoughts: The biggest thing I can say to really show how much I’ve loved this story is that I will read it at least twice more in my lifetime. I just know it.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) by [Kelly Barnhill]

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: November 14th

Story: I really enjoyed this story very much. It was very creative and imaginative. We have a village that believes that they must sacrifice a child every year in order for her to leave them alone. Then we have a witch who sees these poor children left in the woods to die and saves them from their fate by taking them to another village giving them to a new family. Then there was a girl who accidentally drank from the moon and became incredibly gifted.
Characters: It’s been a few days since I read this, so I have forgotten all of the names. I really adored the witch. This woman cared so much for all of the children. She couldn’t understand why they were being left like they were. She wasn’t aware of the legend. Then there was the girl. She was just so adorable. The companions that followed these ladies were incredibly imaginative as well.
Critiques: None
Narration: I don’t have words. They did an amazing job!!!
Final Thoughts: I really am glad that I read this book. It was just so wholesome and adorable!

Silverswift Audiobook By Natalie Lloyd cover art

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: November 14th

Story: I’m not really sure how I got this audiobook. Maybe it was one of the monthly freebies back when they did that kind of thing. I was curious about it. It was a very creative story. We follow a girl who wants to see her grandma. Her grandma is about to be blind and wants to tell her one story before she feels it’s too late.
Characters: I really found myself getting very annoyed with the mother. She may not have been able to believe what her grandmother told or agreed with her life, but she was just so harsh about it all. The girl was pretty amazing. She had a lot of strength and curiosity. She cared about her grandmother so much! I loved it! The grandmother was pretty amazing well. She reminds me of another character I read about in another series. Well a watered-down version, but yeah.
Critiques: Some things could have been drawn out a little better. Maybe even explained better as well.
Narration: I really enjoyed it.
Final Thoughts: I definitely recommend this book. It’s a very beautiful story. I wonder if anybody else will pick on something else that I picked up on about halfway through the book.

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