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.
Possibly a very real future
I agree with the other reviews I've read.The Giver is an amazing book,by an amazing author.When I first listened to it,I thought it was very interesting,but it couldn't possibly happen.Sadly,when I listen to it now,I realize this type of "Community" is not only possible,but almost likely.It's a wonderful book with potential real life lessons,and after listening to it for about the tenth time,I realized I should probably buy another.I'm turning to this author without hesitation,and after reading the other reviews,I will buy the books that are related to this one,by the same author,Lois Lowry.I would urge everyone to at least buy "The Giver".You will then buy the rest.Promise.
the giver is my favorite book everyone should read it
The Giver book is amazing and this is also amazing I would recomend this to anyone.