1994 Newbery Medal Winner
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. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RaeganZuyus - LibraryThing
I really loved this book and think students can learn so much about the importance of self acceptance, individuality, and emotions. It follows a boy named Jonas as he discovers a desire for something ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EmScape - LibraryThing
Upon reading this again as an adult, I found this book quite a bit more depressing than I had remembered. Several of the bigger themes must have gone straight over my head. I also remember having been ... Read full review
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