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ISBN13: 9780440219071
ISBN10: 0440219078
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In Jonas' perfect world, everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. But when Jonas learns the truth, there is no turning back.

In a utopian community where there are no choices — where everyone has his or her place in the world assigned according to gifts and interests — the time has come for 12-year-old Jonas to become the new Receiver of Memory. He will be the one to bear the collective memories of a society that lives only in the present, where "Sameness " is the rule. But Jonas soon recognizes the losses and discovers the lie that supports his community. He decides he will change his world — but he cannot predict how that change will come about, or what that change will mean for himself and the "newchild" Gabriel, whom he has resolved to protect.

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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.

About the Author

Lois Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and attended junior high school in Tokyo, Japan. Her father was a dentist for the U.S. Army and his job entailed a lot of traveling. Lowry still likes to travel.

At the age of 17, Lowry attended Brown University and majored in writing. She left school at 19, got married, and had four children before her 25th birthday. After some time, she returned to college and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine.

Lois Lowry didn't start writing professionally until she was in her mid-30s. Now she spends time writing every single day. Before she begins writing a book, she usually knows the beginning and end of her story. When she's not writing, Lowry enjoys gardening during the spring and summer and knitting during the winter. One of her other hobbies is photography, and her own photos grace the covers of Number the Stars, The Giver, and Gathering Blue.

Lois Lowry has four children and two grandchildren. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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smith.samantha100, October 4, 2013 (view all comments by smith.samantha100)
I absolutely love this book. I have read it at least 20 times in the past 7 years. It is gorgeous and every time I read it, I understand something new. This book touches my heart and it still makes me cry. This is one of my absolute favorite books.
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GarstarBuggies, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by GarstarBuggies)
A book that can be read at any age to get a different perspective. I wish I had read it when I was younger. My son read it in school and understood things I missed. I will read it when I am older. A book for the whole family to read and discuss.
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hillary.furbish, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by hillary.furbish)
This is the most beautifully written book I have ever read. I am always amazed by the imagery.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440219071
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
performance Performance:
Ron Rifkin.
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Situations - Values
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Euthanasia
Subject:
Situations / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
21st Century Reference
Series Volume:
3548
Publication Date:
20020910
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6.91x4.26x.60 in. .10 lbs.
Age Level:
12-16

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