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Read It Forward 2014
Read it Forward 2014
Read it Forward with Lois Lowry's The Giver
The Read It Forward concept is based on the book Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde, which is a story about an eighth grader who decides to change the world by doing a good deed for someone and then asks that person to "pay it forward" by doing the same for others.
Comments
Name: Clifton      Age: 17      Sex: Male
City: birmingham      State: alabama      Country: United States
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: school (book club)
Place Left: Yes, at school.
Comments: I really liked this book. I feel that the book is better than the recently released movie.
Name: Jan      Age: 65      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: United States
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: 5 Points South library
Place Left: to my sister
Comments: It was a very thought provoking book. It was well written and held my interest to the end. I read it in one day. Highly recommend for all age groups.
Name: Tawanda      Age: 40      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: Alabama      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Library
Place Left: to my husband
Comments: I look this book now I'm about to rent the movie
Name: Barbara      Age: 76      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 4      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Eastlake Library
Place Left: to a friend
Comments: It was a thought provoking book that eased you into this colorless, controlled world with no strong emotions. Love wins out, as we hope it always will.
Name: Tommiknia      Age: 15      Sex: Female
City: Adamsville      State: Al      Country: United States
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Librarian
Place Left: yes and to a friend at school
Comments: This book was really amazing and suspenseful. it was amazing because it was about a young boy experiencing new things.
Name: Jeremy      Age: 15      Sex: Male
City: Birmingham      State: Al      Country: United States of America
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Librarian
Place Left: Yes. To another student.
Comments: I think this book is awesome. I fell in love with it in the very first chapter. I can wait to see the movie.
Name: Sarah      Age: 37      Sex: Female
City: Trussville      State: Alabama      Country: United States
Rating: 4      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Birmingham Southside Branch Library
Place Left: Yes. Chik-fil-a in Five Points
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Name: Molly      Age: 72      Sex: Female
City: Helena      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: a friend
Place Left: not yet, but will
Comments: This is an amazingly moving story. It reminded me of Brave New World, but as I remember Brave New World, The Giver is better. I wonder about what age would be appropriate to give it to a child.
Name: Felecia      Age: 57      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: Alabama      Country: U.S.
Rating: 4      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Eastwood Library Bham
Place Left: At work in lunch room
Comments: I like the story, but I did not like the way it ended. You don't know if Jonas really saw what he saw or if it was just the Giver memories. I wanted to know if there were other people out there some where.
Name: Linda      Age: 60      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: LIBRARY
Place Left:
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Name: Jayla Cole      Age: 12      Sex: Female
City: Lipscomb      State: Alabama      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Library
Place Left: yes, my cousin
Comments: Love the new program
Name: Kathleen      Age: 61      Sex: Female
City: Mountain Brook      State: AL      Country: US OF A
Rating: 4      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: GIVEN TO ME
Place Left: YES - MY DAUGHTER
Comments: FEELINGS WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE - KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT FEELINGS - WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? OR BETTER YET, HOW DO WE CREATE BALANCE? WELL WRITTEN,GOOD BOOK, BUT I READ WITH A LOT OF '...BUT...'
Name: sydney      Age: 8      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: Alabama      Country: United States
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: library
Place Left: yes, my dad's friend
Comments: this book is really good. I really enjoyed the book.
Name: Shannon      Age: 33      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Pepper Place Market library tent
Place Left: Yes in CA
Comments: I am not much of a reader but when this book was given to me at the market I began to read it and was hooked. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was great . I am hoping there is a second book. I begin my travel to CA tomorrow so who knows who will get this book but I hope they like it and I hope another book comes my way. Until next time enjoy the music, memories and colors don't allow sameness to become a norm and remember love above all!
Name: Christina      Age: 37      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Avondale Library
Place Left: Pontotoc, Miss.
Comments: Not sure how I missed reading this book when it first was published -- great YA book about a dystopian community that will make the reader think about how a society should function. Highly recommend it.
Name: Sammi      Age: 68      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: Al      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Wylam Branch Library
Place Left: Yes,to a friend
Comments: A truly thought provoking tale; visceral. It can be an emotional rollercoaster ride.
Name: Arnold      Age:      Sex: Male
City: Eastaboga      State: AL      Country: US
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Friend
Place Left: Grandson
Comments: Like most good books,we don't get the good ending!
Name: Guinevere      Age: 12      Sex: Female
City: birmingham      State: alabama      Country: u.s
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: at school
Place Left: i gave it to a frend at school
Comments: i absolutely llooooooooooooooved this book it was amazing and the book was much better then the movie.
Name: Alex      Age: 12      Sex: Male
City: Birmingham      State: Alabama      Country: America
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: at school
Place Left: i have not given it to any one yet
Comments: Like my classmate Guinevere I liked the movie but it was not as good as the book.I can't wait to pass it on to a friend.
Name: Kayla      Age: 27      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: Alabama      Country: Jefferson
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Springville Road Branch Library
Place Left: yes; my Aunt
Comments: I loved it! After I read it I had to rent the movie just to see if it looked liked what I had in my head!
Name: Devon      Age: 24      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: Alabama      Country: United States
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Crestwood Coffee
Place Left: N. E. Miles Jewish Day School
Comments: I love this program, and this book is one of my favorites from my childhood! Happy to pass this on to one of my students!
Name: Melisa      Age: 28      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: United States
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Emergency Room
Place Left: In a park
Comments: I love books related to historical events... my netflix is filled with documentaries. haha... this was a fun quick read..
Name: Rachel      Age: 34      Sex: Female
City: Los Angeles      State: CA      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: A friend passed it on from Birmingham, Al
Place Left:
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Name: Jenny      Age: 40      Sex: Female
City: Birmingham      State: AL      Country: USA
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: A friend passed it on to me
Place Left: I passed it on to another friend
Comments: I enjoyed this book so much I read the other 3 related to it. I enjoyed them all!
Name: Amber      Age: 28      Sex: Female
City: Las Vegas      State: NV      Country: United States
Rating: 5      Recommend This Book: Yes
Place Found: Goodwill
Place Left: Currently reading, it's a favorite
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