In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws…
THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.
It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders.
Twelve-year old Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems.
It is only with the help of the Giver, that Jonas can find what has been lost. And it is only through his personal courage that Jonas finds the strength to do what is right…
The Giver is the award-winning classic of bravery and adventure that has inspired countless dystopian writers as the forerunner of this genre.
"The Giver, a powerful and provocative novel, is sure to keep older children reading and thinking." New York Times
“Lowry is once again in top form – raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers."
About the author
Lois Lowry, author of over twenty novels and twice winner of the Newbery Medal (for The Giver and Number the Stars), was born on 20 March 1937 in Hawaii. Her father was an Army dentist and the family lived all over the world. Now divorced, she lives in West Cambridge with her dog, Bandit, and spends weekends in her nineteenth-century farmhouse in New Hampshire.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Celebrated children’s book author Lois Lowry excels at tackling difficult subjects that many adults might shy away from discussing with kids. The Giver is an excellent example of this extraordinary talent. In an apparently perfect society engineered to eliminate injustice and suffering, 12-year-old Jonas is assigned the village's most honored job: Receiver of Memory. But this important role affords Jonas a unique perspective, revealing troubling truths that undermine his community’s central beliefs and values. With direct and meticulous prose, Lowry explores our need for control and stability—as well as the strange, wondrous breadth of human experience that cannot be contained. The Giver is an affecting tale of moral dilemmas and immense courage that will resonate with readers of all ages.
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I was not a reading kind of person but when I got this book for a school project I read it quickly and I loved it and this book has made me want to start reading again! Would definitely recommend reading it
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