Lois Lowry's The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
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.
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Read for pleasureUser Review - daveinmpls - Target
I watched the movie the other night and decided to see what the book was all about. This was a very quick read. (one night for me) It is a YA novel but anyone of any age could enjoy it. (Don't just ... Read full review
Great book for middle schoolersUser Review - lynle12 - Walmart
I have taught this novel to my 6th graders for the past couple years. It is more appropriate for younger readers with the same theme as the very popular Hunger Games series, but less graphic violence ... Read full review