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The Giver - Lois Lowry
The Giver
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The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of... show more
The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lowry has written three companion  novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and now Son, published in October 2012.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780547995663 (0547995660)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: The Giver Quartet (#1)
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Ready Readers
Ready Readers rated it
5.0 The Giver
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...
Gifts and Blessings of my Life
Gifts and Blessings of my Life rated it
3.5 The Giver
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
4.0
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
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
5.0 The Giver
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...
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