Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pros and Cons

Three Reasons Essay
By: Camryn Kay

                                                 Despite the changes                                                                                               

     I believe that even though the Giver movie has some changes to the story over all the book and the movie complement each other equally for three reasons, my first reason is that the plot line really doesn't change a lot, the movie since it is really close to the book gives you a great visual of the book and three the movie actually creates more conflict making the book more intriguing.
     My first reason is that the movie actually follows the book very well except for a few minor exceptions. the reason I believe this is because many of the scenes from the book are followed in the movie unlike most movies were you have to read the book to get a little back round information. For example in the scene where Jonas and the Giver have the war memories even though it happened a little later the way that the movie presented it was just like reading out of the book. The reason that it is just like reading it out of the book is because they just took the scene from the book put in a few lines added some sound effects and stuck to the book as much as possible and delivered a very well coordinated scene full of action and adventures.
     My second reason is that as I said before since the movie sticks so close to the book the movie gives a great visual to things that maybe we weren't seeing to clearly as we read the book. For example for me it was very difficult to visualize the community. I was originally imagining just a neighborhood but after the movie I was able to connect two dots and get a more modern look that met the technology standards of the book. There are many other examples like how with characters face look or how something works but I recommend reading the book before the movie in any situation.
     My third and final reason CONFLICT. In the book there is conflict but not as much as the movie which is a good thing because it gave you a whole new perspective on the book and made it more exciting. The main example of this is making the chief elder a villain. In the book the chief elder is only around when Jonas gets selected for the new receiver, but in the movie she is like the "protector" of the community. What I mean by "protector" is that she is just making things worse and causing conflict there fore making the movie a little more interesting and adding spice to the book.
     In conclusion the Giver movie are very similar despite some other changes because it follows the plot, the movie adds conflict and the movie gives you a great visual. I hope that you have a chance to experience the book and the movie to really understand what I am implying.

Thursday, April 28, 2016


I read a nonfiction article tonight that is called From The Landscape Of Memory, this arrival is about how some humans have incredible memory's and can remember things that happened years ago as if it happened yesterday but sometimes is remembering good? I think that these people that have amazing memory should help us by giving us information to how we can improve things in humans. But I wonder what causes you to have a great memory.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


I read the Forecast tonight this is a very short poem about the Giver and it describes very much how Jonas community works what I think it means is that the chief elders have decided that to create a "utopia" to just block out the entire outside world and live in a little bubble where nothing goes wrong. I think that no human should live this way because our experiences our cuts and bruises are what make us unique and different from each other. But I just wonder what caused them to make their world like this.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"It's called snow"

I read the Giver tonight and I finished it Jonas and Gabe make it to elsewhere and release the memory's and are safe and sound in the Christmas home. I think that this was a great story and that it defiantly deserved a new berry award. What I don't understand is that the ending wasn't an end I guess I will have to read the next book to find out.

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Journey

I read the Giver tonight the part that I read was when Jonas takes Gabr because he was going to be released and he left the community. I think that they are going to find a elsewhere community of people that have left their community's. But I wonder how long it is going to take them to get there.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Plan

I read the Giver tonight the part I read was two very big parts the first one is that Jonas and the Giver are planning a escape for Jonas to find "elsewhere" and the second part is that we find out that Rosemary the failed revived that requested to be released was the Givers daughter. I think that the plan that Jonas and the Giver are making is genius because maybe the elders will start acting like real humans. I wonder why the Giver didn't tell us about Rosemary before?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


I read the Giver tonight the part that I read was very sad because after 142 pages of wondering were you go when you are released we find that release actually means death and we learn this through reading the unluckiest of the twins being released.  I think that this is a terrible way to decide anything and that this needs to stop. I wonder why and how they decided release in the first place.