The Giver

The Giver

The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the movie and exclusive Q&A with members of the cast, including Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and Cameron Monaghan.

Title:The Giver
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385732550
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    The Giver Reviews

  • J.G. Keely

    Lowry's book is a piece of nationalist propaganda, using oversimplification, emotional appeals, and dualistic morality to shut down her readers' minds. More troubling is that it is aimed at children, ...

  • Kristine

    I've taught this book to my 6th graders nine years in a row. Once I realized that the book is actually a mystery, and not the bland sci-fi adventure it seemed at first skim, I loved it more and more e...

  • James Carroll

    This book is perhaps the best refutation that I have seen in some time of a common philosophy of pain that is sometimes found in the popular media and in some versions of Buddhism. According to this p...

  • NReads

    4.5 HOLY STARS!I don't remember reading a book as fast as I read this one.It was a great read.I couldn't put the book down for hours.And I must say is different from other books that I have read so th...

  • Julie Ruble

    I think I'm missing something. Everyone loves this book and I liked it too, but it wasn't amazing or anything.The Giver felt like a very sparse story to me. First, there isn't much characterization, s...

  • Miranda Reads

    Stuck at home? Got some time on your hands? Want to start a long series? But you don't want a dud?Then I have some suggestions for you!Check out this booktube video all about which series are wor...

  • Matt

    If there are no wrong answers, can we really say that something has any meaning?It is very easy to start an interesting science fiction story. Simply begin with a mystery. Don't explain things to the ...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    *******SPOILER ALERT*******“I don't know what you mean when you say 'the whole world' or 'generations before him.'I thought there was only us. I thought there was only now.” Read the book, watc...

  • Emma Giordano

    3.5/5 Stars! I read this book previously in middle school for English class and was still able to appreciate it almost a decade later.The Giver is a story that sticks with many of us as it is often a ...

  • Jj873

    Upon finishing this book, not 20 minutes ago, I'm left with several thoughts:1. This book should be required reading for everyone with the emotional maturity to handle it! (I believe that blindly labe...