In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community.
Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas.
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. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late?
Told with deceptive simplicity, this is the provocative story of a boy who experiences something incredible and undertakes something impossible. In the telling it questions every value we have taken for granted and reexamines our most deeply held beliefs.
The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
Winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal, this thought-provoking novel centers on a 12-year-old boy's gradual disillusionment with an outwardly utopian futuristic society; in a starred review, PW said, ``Lowry is once again in top form... unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers.'' Ages 10-up.
It’s good and all when Jonas fell of the sled 🛷 the descriptions were kind of gory. Also did he really have to throw up 🤮 when he fell of? That seems like a weird thing to happen. The book it’s self is very interesting and makes us question about the future. But just one more thing….
THEY KILL BABIES!!!
It’s true!!! The society loves to be equal and if are born they choose the one that weighs less and do what they called being released a.k.a kill people cause they don’t follow the rules aren’t equal or are old. The ending is very good too but is very vague. That is my book review. Even if there are a few problem is it’s still a good book. BTW if you are a very sensitive person who get sad a lot Don’t read this book read something happier
Beautiful writing, good plot and suspense.
I think this is an awesome book and definitely going to read the rest of the books