The Giver

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Laurel Leaf Books, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 179 pages
90 Reviews
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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First, it's easy to read. - Goodreads
I hate puns so much!!!!!! - Goodreads
... the prose is simple and straightforward and clear. - Goodreads
But the only part that threw it off was the ending. - Goodreads
Because that isn't an ending. - Goodreads

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User 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 schoolers

User 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

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About the author (1993)

Lois Lowry is a multi-award-winning author who has written many popular books. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of the popular Anastasia Krupnik books and was the recipient of the Newbery Medal for Number the Stars and for The Giver.

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