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Ron Rifkin
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Story of My Life
Story of My Life rated it 3 months ago
At the age of 12, each citizen is assigned a job. Jonas is assigned to be the Receiver of Memories, who is the sole collector of the community memories, including past memories of joy and also sadness and suffering. Jonas collects these memories from The Giver and in order to keep the sameness of th...
alyssapeters
alyssapeters rated it 3 months ago
This is a story about a boy named Jonas who lives in a "Utopian" style community. This community is closed up from the rest of the world. As Jonas grows up to the age of 12 he gets a job. His friends get normal jobs within the community but Jonas is given the job of receiver. The receiver is given m...
Sara's Library
Sara's Library rated it 3 months ago
This is a long chapter book for much older children. It is about a boy who lives in a "perfect" world. Fountas & Pinnell label it as a Level Y book and I think that is fair and appropriate considering the subtle themes, complex plot, social problems with explicit details, fantasies, and analyzing b...
Ms. Garcia's Library
Ms. Garcia's Library rated it 3 months ago
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. December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve-year-old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches...
Kaytee Keefe
Kaytee Keefe rated it 2 years ago
I’ve read this book several times, but each time it still hooks me in. I love that it explores the concept of a society so different than ours. Everything in the community changes when Jonas becomes the receiver of memories; he has the ability to feel, see, and know things that no one else knows abo...
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