The Giver

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Laurel Leaf Books, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 179 pages
102 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
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  - ScribblingSprite - LibraryThing

3.5 stars. I thought the premise of The Giver was an interesting concept, but overall it felt lacking to me. Nothing about it felt...real. And in this case I had trouble suspending my disbelief. Still ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mario - Goodreads

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared. Wow... just wow. I'm really ashamed that I haven't picked up this book sooner. I went on ... 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.