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The Giver - Lois Lowry, Paul Cox, Margaret Mahy
The Giver
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It's a perfect world, where everything looks right. But ugly truths lie beneath the surface! It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in The Community wants for anything. Everyone is provided for. Each Family Unit is entitled to one female and male child. Each member of The... show more
It's a perfect world, where everything looks right. But ugly truths lie beneath the surface! It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in The Community wants for anything. Everyone is provided for. Each Family Unit is entitled to one female and male child. Each member of The Community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders, and they never make a mistake. Jonas, a sensitive twelve-year-old boy, had never thought there was anything wrong with his Community, until one day. From the moment Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memory at The Ceremony, his life is never the same. Jonas discovers that The Community is not as perfect as it seems. Although they appear to have everything, they are missing something of great importance. It is up to Jonas, with the help of the Giver, to find what long ago had been lost. And so Jonas embarks on an adventure to save the world as he knows it. Simply and beautifully written, The Giver is sure to touch the heart of every reader. Lois Lowry deals with issues of everyday life that are so often taken for granted.Through the noble character of Jonas, she presents a glimpse of what could be the future. As the tension in the novel mounts, so does the number of questions that Lowry confronts the reader with. The Giver is a book of courage and adventure, and most importantly, one of deep thought. Once readers make contact with Lowry's treasure, they may never see things exactly quite the same. Lowry presents a forceful novel that demands to be heard and philosophically dealt with.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007263516 (0007263511)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: The Giver Quartet (#1)
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Kaytee Keefe
Kaytee Keefe rated it
5.0
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...
Children's Literature
Children's Literature rated it
5.0 The Giver
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Lexile Level: 760L The Giver is an amazing journey about a boy named Jonas and an enormous challenge he is faced with. Jonas is born different in a world where everyone is kept the same and he must face all the responsibilities that come with this difference. His experience cha...
Paige's Bookshelf
Paige's Bookshelf rated it
5.0
This book would be best for older children and maybe be best to read a loud as a whole class to ensure complete understanding. It would be great to use for cause and effect, and even to teach about memory and have a memory book for each student to wrtie down memories and emotions they feel during th...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 The Giver
Booklikes is doing that thing again so I hope this goes through. This is more a review of this edition than of the story. I love the story. I didn't love the illustrations, and I wouldn't give this to someone if they're reading The Giver for the first time. I'm just not a fan of the audience pot...
hunterfree03
hunterfree03 rated it
4.0 The Giver
This is to me a very sad story about a world that wanted to forget everything. Meaning all of their problems. They tried to make their world perfect and all their ducks in a row.. but it doesn't work. One person must remember. The Giver is a story about loss and understanding. I would use this on...
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