The Giver

The Giver

Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community....

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...

  • Nick

    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

    Man oh man, for a children's book...Lowry certainly didn't pull any punches. Jonas lives in a perfectly perfect world. Every family has one mother, one father, one girl and one boy. Families always ge...

  • 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, watch ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...