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... show more
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.
Publish date: 1995-03-01
Publisher: Listening Library
Edition language: English
Series: The Giver Quartet (#1)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...