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"Jonas," she said, speaking not to him alone but to the entire community
of which he was a part, "you will be trained to be our next Receiver of
Memory. We thank you for your childhood."

Then she turned and left the stage, left him there alone, standing and
facing the crowd, which began spontaneously the collective murmur of his
"Jonas." It was a whisper at first: hushed, barely audible. "Jonas. Jonas."

Then louder, faster. "JONAS. JONAS. JONAS."

With the chant, Jonas knew, the community was accepting him and his new
role, giving him life, the way they had given it to the newchild Caleb.
His heart swelled with gratitude and pride.

But at the same time he was filled with fear. He did not know what his
selection meant. He did not know what he was to become.

Or what would become of him.

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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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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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This is the most beautifully written book I have ever read. I am always amazed by the imagery.
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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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"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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