The GiverBook - 1993
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A Douglas County Libraries top checkout in 2018.
In 1993, Lowry's first book of a compelling new series was published. The Giver is a classic dystopian novel that considers how close a utopia can be to a dangerously controlling autocracy.
He is called the receiver of memory, and this new job changes Jonah’s colorless, complacent, content life in ways he never could have imagined.
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"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."
“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
"The world is filled with color, the color that we have on hands, on our body. Before, there was darkness, there was a wall blocking the path of those who wanted to cross it."
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The book “The Giver” is a really interesting book I believe everyone should read. It’s about this boy named Jonas how lives in a place where a lot of older people lived throughout the novel he start remembering all these memories from the past soon then he was given the job to be The Receiver and in which later is known as The Giver. Throughout the story it shows how he feels from being able to remember stuff from the past.
I would rate this is a 10/10 it is really interesting it shows a lot of emotional appeal and the author makes the reader think about because once you think about what the author is say your mind is just blow her writing is so phenomenal.
I would recommend this book to most 6-8 graders because it is a challenging book but very fun to interpret because it is more like a scientific mystery book fun to read but you have to understand what the book is about.
Jonas lives in a community that revolves around the concept of "sameness". From a lack of opportunity to form his own opinions, Jonas has come to believe that this is the ideal way of life. When he is assigned the role of receiver at the Ceremony of Twelve, everything changes. He has access to memories of a time before sameness. He begins to question what really is ideal and distances himself from those around him to a point where he can no longer function in the community and believes he needs to find a far away place not often talked about known as elsewhere.
Jonas struggles against the Sameness that everyone in his community adheres to.
This book is about a young boy named Jonas who lives in a society strictly controlled by the elders. Every one follows rules and nobody knows about their past. Eventually, kids will be given jobs were they will stick with for their whole life. Jonas is special and gets a job where he is given memories of the past.
This novel takes place in a futuristic dystopian society that is characterized by Sameness. Although hunger and conflict are inexistent, so are emotions and freedom. When Jonas becomes the Receiver of Memory, the Giver (the previous Receiver of Memory) transmits memories of life prior to Sameness to him. As his experiences allow him to see all his friends and family are missing, Jonas becomes increasingly isolated when he is no longer satisfied with his life in the community.
This book has a sad ending because he dies no matter what. How could they make 3 more books off of this series?
This book is about a world where there is no color but when Jonas realizes something different by throwing a apple a new adventure begins.
When Jonas takes a trip to the giver he finds out that there is much more to there world than everyone knows there is.
This is a story of a young man named Jonas who is selected for a special assignment, replacing the Receiver. The Receiver is the person in the community that holds all the memories of the past. He is called upon when the council needs his advise on what to do in certain situations. The story is of how Jonas reacts to receiving these memories.
Jonas lives in a perfect and controlled community where are there are no choices. Everybody is assigned a fitting role at the age of twelve. Jonas is singled out to become the next Receiver, and trains with the past Receiver, who is now the Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the world, and it is time for those memories to be passed on. Jonas is shocked upon receiving the truth about the world before him.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: A baby is murdered by a needle injection and is then dumped down to an incinerator
Sexual Content: There is a scene where Jonas shares a dream he had about Fiona where he wanted to bathe her.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is a scene where Jonas' dad injects a baby with a poison.