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The Giver (The Giver, #1)

1993 . Young Adult, Fiction, Classics . Lois Lowry

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Everyone

About the book

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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. This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the movie and exclusive Q&A with members of the cast, including Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and Cameron Monaghan.

Year:

1993

Language:

English

Publisher:

Ember

Pages:

208

ISBN:

0385732554 (ISBN13: 9780385732550)

Reviews

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Cecile Taylor

5 months ago

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Really not a fan. Had to read this for school and found it was slow without very much happening and had a very unsatisfying ending. Would say it was a good concept though, just wasn’t executed very well.

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Leandra Boakye-Yiadom

8 months ago

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It got me hooked and made me start questioning life.

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Ada Donnelly

10 months ago

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Good but I wouldn’t have read it by choice

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Alisa Hellemose Hansen

1 year ago

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Like reading stories about world's similar to our own, but still entirely different? Where the ideals and traditions feel foreign and wrong, but also plausible? Enter the worlds of Lois Lowry in her Giver quartet. In this book, the first of the series, Jonas starts to question why and how. That always leads to something!