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The Giver (Giver Quartet)
by Lois Lowry

Published: 1993-07-01
Paperback : 240 pages
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Recommended to book clubs by 12 of 13 members

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

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 ...

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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

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. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

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How do you think the story ends?
Which of the ideas in this society could be considered either positive or useful in our real life today?
What is like to be color blind (literally and figuratively)?
by MarlaTapper (see profile) 03/07/18

If you read it as a child, how did your take change as an adult reader?
Did they die or make it?
by Msbrownschmitt (see profile) 10/02/14

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Book Club Recommendations

Read this in December
by MarlaTapper (see profile) 03/07/18
Having read the book, I would now suggest reading it around the holidays in December. Another bonus is that it is a very short book and a quick read, which can be helpful at a busy time of year. (You could watch the movie, too, but it's not very good, despite performances by Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.)

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by KarenUK (see profile) 12/12/19

 
  "Read it when your kids read it"by MarlaTapper (see profile) 03/07/18

Your kids are going to read this for school so you can simply read it with them!

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