I think that The Giver by Lois Lowry is a very well written, and detailed book. Although, I do think The Giver movie is just a little more interesting. I like the movie better than the book because first of all, there are scenes added to it, second of all, there is more connection to it, and third of all, it is a lot easier to think and see all of the things going on.
As I stated above, one reason that I like the movie better is because there are scenes added to it, for example, the part when Jonas and Fiona slide down the side of the dome on trays, which Jonas does to let Fiona experience part of her training. I think that this scene added to the story because it shows one reason that the Chief Elder, later on in the book, is disappointed in Jonas for sharing his training with his fellow students, and it also shows how eager Jonas is to not just tell, but show people he knows what he is learning about the past.
Another reason that I stated above was that the movie makes it so that you are able to connect a lot more with it. For example, in movies, you can actually see what people are talking about, different from how they do it in the book. There are many parts in the book where you can really connect, like when they show pictures and clips of the world today with different races, religions, colors, beliefs and many other diverse concepts that take place in our world today. I am glad that they show these parts because in the book, you just read that Jonas is learning a lot of things about the world that was here before he was.
The last reason that I listed was that it is a lot easier to perceive and see what is actually going on. For example, in the book, the Chief Elder is just the person who created sameness and the person who rules all of the communities, but in the book, she is also kind of evil in a way because she sends Asher to find Jonas and lose him. I like how the Chief Elder seems like she is more of an evil person in the movie because it adds more emotions to the watchers which most people like, and it also causes people watching to be more engaged with the movie.Again, I really, really like The Giver book because of Lois Lowry’s writing style, and what she adds to make the reader feel more engaged, but i like the movie a lot better because of the actors, what the directors decided to add in, and take out, how it is full of more connections, and how much easier it is to see what is going on. I hope these reasons will cross your mind in the future, and for those of you who haven’t seen the movie yet, will convince you to go see the movie.