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ISBN13: 9780440219071
ISBN10: 0440219078
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faob, July 27, 2010 (view all comments by faob)
In her novel "The Giver," Lois Lowry explores the idea of a false utopia. This utopia is free of violence and hatred because people are all (literally) color blind. Everyone in the village have forgotten the joys of freedom & difference. "The Giver" fallows a boy named Jonas, who has been selected to become the next "Receiver of Memory." With the help of his friend and mentor, Jonas soon begins to see the emptyness and falsehood of the community.
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faob, July 27, 2010 (view all comments by faob)
In her novel "The Giver," Lois Lowry explores the idea of a false utopia. This utopia is free of violence and hatred because people are all (literally) color blind. Everyone in the village have forgotten the joys of freedom & difference. "The Giver" fallows a boy named Jonas, who has been selected to become the next "Receiver of Memory." With the help of his friend and mentor, Jonas soon begins to see the emptyness and falsehood of the community.
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lexc62555, March 12, 2010 (view all comments by lexc62555)
I thought this book was really interesting.. a good read for those with an open mind. It will definitely cause an impact.
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todd.staples, January 29, 2010 (view all comments by todd.staples)
A wonderful book for kids and young adults to introduce many controversial topics and spur discussion.
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bookguy, December 21, 2009 (view all comments by bookguy)
Set in the future, where there is no poverty, violence, hunger, or hate, there is also no free will. Lowry does an admirable job in creating a utopia that hovers on being dystopian. This is a good read, thought-provoking for teens and adults both. There are a couple of strong scenes that may be too much for readers not in their teens yet. Still, an excellent book that could provide something to talk about with your teenager.
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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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Product details 192 pages Random House - English 9780440219071 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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