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by Lois Lowry
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Ready Readers
Ready Readers rated it 5 months ago
This book brings you to a place where everyone is assigned distinctive jobs. For Jonas his whole life changed when he was chosen to be the next Receiver. The book shows Jonas's struggle of this emotionally field job and how he will impact his world.The leveling system is The Lexile, reading level 7...
Everyday Blessings
Everyday Blessings rated it 6 months ago
The fictional world within this book is nothing but short of amazing, fictional characters within this book are nothing but short of amazing, and the story itself and the plotline itself is nothing but short of amazing. Not the biggest fan of the young-adult book genre at all, but for some reason th...
Story of My Life
Story of My Life rated it 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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...
Children's Literature
Children's Literature rated it 2 years ago
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 3 years ago
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 years ago
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...
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