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It seems like Hollywood has screwed up yet another adaptation. From what I seen and heard about the previews....

They aged the main characters from 12 to 16...just so Fiona can be Jonas's love interest.
It looks like they are making it into a teen action romance Hunger Games/Divergent ripoff! It is a depressing drama NOT a love story!

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The Giver

It seems like Hollywood has screwed up yet another adaptation. From what I seen and heard about the previews....

They aged the main characters from 12 to 16...just so Fiona can be Jonas's love interest.
It looks like they are making it into a teen action romance Hunger Games/Divergent ripoff! It is a depressing drama NOT a love story!
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It's been years since I read the book, but when I first saw a preview for the movie I felt like nothing in it reminded me of The Giver at all.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one. After seeing the preview, I thought, "Wait a second, I swear I read this book. Do I not remember anything?"
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I know!

I certainly don't remember police, motorbikes, hovercraft and kissing teenagers in the book! I hope this movie bombs.
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An article with descriptions of the changes made between the book and the movie. Spoilers ahoy: http://www.slate.com/---/the_giver_movie_s_differences_from_the_book_how_it_compares_to_the_lois.html
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The book to me was very meh.
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Agree

Caught about 10 minutes on television but switched off in disgust

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