The Giver

L200px-The_Giver_Coverowry, Lois. The Giver. New York: Dell Laurel-Leaf, 1993. Print. ISBN 978-0440237686. Paperback. $8.99.

Annotation: Jonas learns what it means to be the Receiver and with that new knowledge begins to understand that the world is more complicated and interesting than he was lead to believe.

Book talk: How important is your individuality? Does individuality prevent perfection? Imagine a world where you move through it without the stress of choices or emotions.   Your job is chosen for you at the age of twelve…

Young Jonas lives in an ideal (Utopian) society where everything is managed and everything is safe . It is a world without color, without music, without  real emotions or pain. The year Jonas turns twelve, he is selected to become the Receiver of Memory and the old Receiver now becomes the Giver.  As Jonas’ training progresses, his perspective on life and purpose changes forever.

This was an intriguing read, ages 12+


(1 is poor and 5 amazing! )

GENRE: Fantasy 


Lowry won many awards for her work on The Giver, including the following.

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