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The Giver
by Lois Lowry

Published: 2002-09-10
Mass Market Paperback : 192 pages
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Lois Lowry’s The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.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 com...
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Lois Lowry’s The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

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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A Sneak Peek of THE GIVER, in theaters August 15.
Katie Holmes and Alexander Skarsgard star as Jonasâ?? mother and father in THE GIVER.
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The Giver (Jeff Bridges) and Rosemary (Taylor Swift) reflect on the memory of music in THE GIVER.
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Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) shares his new-found knowledge with Fiona (Odeya Rush) in THE GIVER.
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The Giver (Jeff Bridges) describes the world beyond their community to Jonas (Brenton Thwaites).
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Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) and baby Gabriel escape their community in THE GIVER.
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The Giver (Jeff Bridges) prepares Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) to receive memories of the past.
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Why did Lois Lowry write this book for the audience age she did?
What is the biggest thing missing in this safe, sameness, community?
How do you think the book would end if you were to complete it and why?
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  "The Giver"by jenniferbraun7 (see profile) 09/19/14

Quick read and lots of discussion topics

 
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  "The Giver"by mrblock (see profile) 08/19/14

Our book club had a very long and intense discussion of this book. The Giver (Receiver) is the only one to retain all the memories (both the good, pleasurable, the bad and the painful ones). It is the... (read more)

 
  "The Giver"by Lynnettam (see profile) 08/11/14

An easy read that makes you think about status quo, and whether it is better to live life to its fullest or to live it safely.

 
  "All who read this book will be forced to think about how they live their lives!"by thewanderingjew (see profile) 08/11/14

This book was suggested to me, because of its excellence, by someone associated with a children’s book review site, http://www.sweetonbooks.com/. When I began the book, I had this question... (read more)

 
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