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.
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This book's summary is where a memory has to be transfer to another person
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 :) ;)
I LOVE THIS BOOOK THE END IS VERY TWISTING AND DARING I ALMOST CRIED
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?
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.
The Giver - Book Review The Giver is about Jonas, his family, The Giver, Asher, and Fiona. It’s about the community that they live in. The community is different from ours because it seems to be “perfect”, and it supports all the needs of everyone. Some themes that stand out are Memory Concept of Release Emotion Growing Up Responsibility Lois Lowry writes in a strange science-fiction style. In my opinion it seems like it is for 10-12 years of age. She uses a variety of complex words in her book;there are also statements and expressions for children/teens that are easily relatable. However, I found it difficult to relate to the characters in the book. Lois Lowry writes for people just around the middle age group between kids and adults, but leaning just a bit over to the kids’ side. I 100% DISagree with the idea of the whole community in The Giver. I feel it isn’t right to have changed the whole community this much! Taking away color, brightness, and basic human experience like joy and pain must be very difficult! But that’s not the way the world is supposed to be! On page 94, The Giver states, “Once, back in the time of the memories, everything had a shape and size, the way things still do, but they also had a quality called color” (Lowry, 94). I recommend this book to anyone wondering about how a brain works, or anyone who thinks a lot. The first time I picked up the book, the cover didn’t appeal to me. Someone had recommended it to me, but based on the cover it didn’t look very interesting.
In a so called Utopian society, young Jonas is chosen to be the Receiver of Memories of the real world. Bit by bit Jonas comes to realize the cost of living in a "perfect" world- the loss of humanity itself.
At his Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas is given the assignment of Receiver, and keeps the memories of his society's past. He has memories no one else has: color, feeling, sunshine... but also pain, sunburn, hunger. Then Jonas is able to see there was more to life than the utopian society life he'd been living in. And lastly, when little Gabriel is welcomed into his family for a while and then may be Released, he dares to do something he'd never thought of before, helped by the Giver. Deprssing book, with a cliffhanger ending. Slightly imaginative, but Lois Lowry could do better.
Characters: Plot: DARK and DEPRESSING ending.
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Violence: This title contains Violence.
Violence: This title contains Violence.
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Jonas had not been assigned. He has been selected.
"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."
“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
"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
"For a contributing citizen to be released from the community was a final decision, a terrible punishment, an overwhelming statement of failure." - Lois Lowry, The Giver, Ch. 1
Even trained for years as they all had been in precision of language, what words could you use which would give another the experience of sunshine?
It's the choosing that's important, isn't it?
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