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The Giver

Lowry, Lois (Book - 2006? )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Authors: Lowry, Lois
Statement of Responsibility: Lois Lowry
Title: The giver
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2006?], c1993
Edition: 1st Delacorte Press ed
Characteristics: 179 , 11 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Notes: Includes "A readers guide" (second pagination)
Summary: Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Subject Headings: Newbery Medal
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Adventure fiction
Topical Term: Newbery Medal
ISBN: 0385732554
9780385732550
Branch Call Number: FIC L
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The giver was a good book and is the classic dystopian world novel. It revolves around the idea that there are always flaws in all societies, even those designed to be perfect. It was well written but the ending was questionable. It will be interesting to see what they do with the movie.

Jul 19, 2014
  • Widentza rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book taught me that sometimes life is difficult and it can not always be a utopia.

Jul 16, 2014
  • getsoemstars rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I am a bit concerned about the ending but it was a very fun book!!

Not the best book but it was okay. Divergent by Veronica Roth is a better read and a lot more interesting and thought provoking.

Jul 13, 2014
  • Victoria913 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Once you have read this book, your mind will immediately be immersed in deep, deep thought! It is by far..my favorite book!! This book is a definite classic that should be read by every single individual of our generation!
(Rate: 10 out of 10)

Jul 09, 2014
  • usmanbaig rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is very interesting and want you to make it keep on reading it until you finish the book, also that Lois Lowry is a very good detailer because it makes it so interesting.

Njiamanze
very enjoyable book and worth the read.

Jul 09, 2014
  • liltravis rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

this is such a good book.

Jul 09, 2014
  • RarePurpleJaguar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the greatest novels of our time.

Jul 09, 2014
  • snowwhite26 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

it was sucha deep book, made me rethink about alot of things we take for granted

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Jul 13, 2014
  • Victoria913 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Victoria913 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Jul 09, 2014
  • mauve_lion_17 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

mauve_lion_17 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

Jul 09, 2014
  • mvl79 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

mvl79 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

orange_lion_171 thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over

Jul 09, 2014
  • mauve_falcon_4 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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MERLEY WHEATON thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

Jun 10, 2014
  • blue_dolphin_4060 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

blue_dolphin_4060 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jun 10, 2014
  • red_elephant_652 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_elephant_652 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

Apr 15, 2014
  • red_tiger_805 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_tiger_805 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Jul 17, 2014
  • getsoemstars rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Giver begins with Jonas who is 11 years old and lives in a community. He gets scared by the jet overflowing the community which had never happened before. But he thought he was just nervous because of the ceremony of twelves coming up. The ceremony of twelves is where over 12 kids go and choose their career.
Jonas lives with his parents and his dad is a nurturer. He brought a baby called Gabriel but Gabriel was going to be released when nobody adopts him by 2 years. Now we have to find the meaning of 'released' through reading. Once, Jonas was playing with an apple and he saw something different. The apple changed into a 'color' red and then turned back to 'no color' again. When Jonas went to the ceremony of twelves, he was excited about the job he would get chosen. But chief elder, the person who called out the names and jobs, skipped his name, and he was nervous and thought it was a mistake. As soon as he knew it wasn't a mistake, he was embarrassed. After everyone got a job, chief elder gave Jonas a very special job, 'The Giver'. He was chosen! Jonas had to get trained by the Giver before Jonas and it was very painful. Jonas finds out what releasing was and he gets really shocked. He was watching a baby getting released with the ex-Giver... The baby laid dead. The ex-Giver told Jonas about someone he loved called Rosemary. She was chosen for the Giver, too, but she couldn't do it. Because it was too painful, she asked for being released herself.
After Jonas knew what released truly meant and noticed what was going to happen to Gabriel, he plans to go to the 'ELSEWHERE' with Gabriel. The ex-Giver helped him get ready to go. Jonas got a lot of 'memories' from the ex-Giver and he leaves with Gabriel. He sees a lot of things which he didn't back in the community. Birds, animals.... But the ending is not very clean so Jonas could be dead or he could be alive. I think no one knows except the author.

Jul 09, 2014
  • usmanbaig rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book's summary is where a memory has to be transfer to another person

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.

Jun 26, 2014
  • olive_dove_22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very good. I was very impressed with this book. It shows a lot of sci-fi and realistic fiction at the same time.

May 25, 2014
  • omdarbandi rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

In short…this book is about a young boy who thinks this world is a lame place to hang out.

This is a great book that i very much recommend. It is about a different world that a boy lives in. He finds many secrets and gets into problems trying to save a child.

Aug 15, 2012
  • Blue_Baboon_132 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is mainly about a boy named Jonas, his sister Lily, Mother , Father, Friend Asher, Friend Fiona, And The Giver! The ceremony of 12 arrives jonas is the receiver for now then he'll become the giver by receiving memories of all types. I know that the ending of the story is hard to say what happened but what happens is that when he takes gabe the baby and run away because he doesnt want them to release him first thing in the morning. The giver helps them to run away because he agrees that he want not just one person to have the memory of the past that they dnt get or see now but to share the memories with everyone to know the past and their history. they arrive on the sled they glide down on the snow there is a light that they see at the bottom they hear singing colorful lights and trees and they knew that they were waiting for them to arrive. What at the other end is CHRISTMAS!! they probably went back around the community and when they came back its wasnt how it was before because he was in a new society. So they joined the circle of people a began singing christmas cherals with them. So that means that they did not die!!!! this is a must read the book u'll get sucked in to it :) ;)

Jul 28, 2012
  • chrisgotstacks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I LOVE THIS BOOOK THE END IS VERY TWISTING AND DARING I ALMOST CRIED

Jul 13, 2012
  • JessicaGMei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Giver is a dystopian children's novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which is at first presented as a utopian society and gradually appears more and more dystopian. The novel follows a boy named Jonas through the twelfth year of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to "Sameness," a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of "Receiver of Memory," the person who stores all the past memories of the time before Sameness, in case they are ever needed to aid in decisions that others lack the experience to make. When Jonas meets the previous receiver—The "Giver"—he is confused in many ways. The Giver is also able to break some rules, such as turning off the speaker and lying to people of the community. As Jonas receives the memories from the Giver, he discovers the power of knowledge. The people in his community are happy because they don't know of a better life, but the knowledge of what they are missing out on could create major chaos. He faces a dilemma: Should he stay with the community, his family living a shallow life without love, color, choices, and knowledge, or should he run away to where he can live a full life?

Jul 10, 2012
  • Yavril rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In a world with no decisions, one person keeps every memory of the entire world. He is the Receiver. But he does not live forever, so a new Receiver must be selected, and the old Receiver becomes the Giver, and passes on the memories.

When Jonas is selected as the new Receiver, he doesn't know what to think. The rules that come with the job are different than the way he has lived his whole life. But he must submit, or face the consequences.

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Violence: This title contains violence.

Jan 16, 2014
  • timbronitskiy rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Totally MaryBar74!! I'm with you!

Aug 07, 2012
  • MaryBar74 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Other: Dark and frightening at times

Jul 25, 2011
  • TheBatman rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jul 09, 2011
  • booklover2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Dec 28, 2008
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Jul 09, 2014
  • usmanbaig rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”

May 25, 2014
  • greengiraffe1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"That he had this power frightened him. He decided not to tell."

Jul 04, 2013
  • navy_swan_16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others." (p. 95)

Jun 26, 2013
  • Tuka Al-Hemed rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.”

Feb 09, 2013
  • VaderandZurgRULE rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jonas had not been assigned. He has been selected.

Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."

Aug 25, 2012
  • tt14 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

"That's it Asher you're released!

Aug 15, 2012
  • Blue_Baboon_132 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Understandable!!

Jul 28, 2012
  • chrisgotstacks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

AMAZING

Jul 17, 2012
  • JennComishen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"No one mentioned such things; it was not a rule, but was considered rude to call attention to things that were unsettling or different about individuals."
- Lois Lowry, The Giver, Ch. 3

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