Lois Lowry's The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
About the Author
Lois Lowry is a multi-award-winning author who has written many popular books. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of the popular Anastasia Krupnik books and was the recipient of the Newbery Medal for Number the Stars and for The Giver.
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Comments about The Giver:
It is a very interesting book and really opens your eyes to how lucky we are to be able to make our own choices and to be able to feel real emotions but it definatley could have had a better ending.
" A powerful and provacative novel." -- "The New York Times"
Series: Readers Circle (Laurel-Leaf)
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 10th September 2002
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 10.7 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.09