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  1. I haven't heard of that one. (Book or movie)

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    1. It's one of my favorite books. I wasn't expecting much when I saw the movie, but yeah. If I watched the movie before I read the book... I wouldn't even want to read it!

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  2. I think that The Giver would be a hard movie, the book is pretty in depth and intense. At the best of times they truly don't give books justice.

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

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    1. Oh, I know. It had a stellar (adult) cast and apparently Jeff Bridges had been trying to get it off the ground as early as 1998!

      I do think The Giver could be done properly, but whoever was in charge made changes based on what was popular in current YA movies. Which meant sacrificing the point of the book!

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  3. I watched the film but never read the book. The film was too bland for me. I remember the black and white aesthetic and there's a love triangle and Taylor Swift is also involved but the overall message of the film was not translated clearly.

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    1. In the book there is NO love triangle. In fact, part of the plot is that feelings are suppressed and they don't feel genuine love as a result. The film tried to capitalize on the crazy YA-action-love triangle stuff that is popular.

      I would recommend giving The Giver a shot. It's very short and fairly easy to get through. I will say, rereading as an adult, there are a few weird things that don't quite add up. They are not major plot points so it's perfectly possible to enjoy without it.

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  4. I don't believe I actually heard of The Giver, so I'll definitely have to check it out. I think a lot of the time we don't like adaptations all that much when comparing them to the books because they're never really going to capture the extent of our imaginations. I do think there are a lot of adaptations that aren't necessarily good in terms of being based on a book/series, but they're nice to enjoy separately on their own! :)

    Feel free to check out my own answer if you wish!

    - Charlotte (InkBlottings)

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    1. That is true to an extent, but I am very lenient when it comes to screen adaptations.

      The problem with The Giver is that instead of focusing on the novel, they spent time focusing on the current trends (YA action).

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