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ISBN13: 9780385732550
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When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out for special training from The Giver. Now, it's time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. When she is given a task that no other community member can carry out, Kira soon realizes she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets — and an extraordinary power of her own.

Matty has always been proud to be Village's Messenger. But now that Village is closing its once-welcoming doors, Matty must make one last journey through the treacherous forest, and must make a great sacrifice to save the place he loves.

The Worlds of Lois Lowry are brought to life through three extraordinary characters, and the unexpected connections among their lives.

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"A powerful and provacative novel." The New York Times

Synopsis:

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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Lois Lowry’s The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. Now, it’s time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Synopsis:

When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. Now, its time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

About the Author

Lois Lowry is a multi-award-winning author who has written many popular books. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of the popular Anastasia Krupnik books and was the recipient of the Newbery Medal for Number the Stars and for The Giver.

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bonnie13, August 31, 2008 (view all comments by bonnie13)
In this modern fantasy science fiction novel, the protagonist, 12-year-old Jonas, who has been chosen to be the receiver of the memories, becomes disillusioned about the perfect, utopian society in which he lives. A casual murderous act on the part of his beloved and respected father ensures Jonas' change of heart. On the surface, this society appears to be easy, comfortable, and efficient. However, appearances can be deceiving; Jonas finds out first-hand that the price for perfection is too high. Jonas cannot bear it, and he makes a difficult choice--with the blessings of "the Giver" he forges a new path that will seal his fate forever. Jonas exemplifies courage, kindness, and herioism through the hardships he endures on his journey to the quest. Readers may live vicariously through this unlikely hero and come to realize the attributes they must have to live a moral and ethical life themselves.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385732550
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Euthanasia
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
fiction;dystopia;science fiction;young adult;fantasy;ya;utopia;newbery;dystopian;newbery medal;children s;future;memories;coming of age;novel;children;children s literature;futuristic;classic;memory;family;society;euthanasia;classics;juvenile;community;te
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.15 x 5.5 x 2 in 4.88 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 208 pages Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - English 9780385732550 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A powerful and provacative novel."
"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.
"Synopsis" by , Lois Lowry’s The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. Now, it’s time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

"Synopsis" by , When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. Now, its time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
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