The Giver - Giver, Bk 1 Author:Lois Lowry Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce new-children, who are assigned to appropriate family units: one male, one female, to each. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. The community is a precisely choreographed world without conflict, ineq... more »uality, divorce, unemployment, injustice.... or choice.
Everyone is the same. Except Jonas.
At the Ceremony of Twelve, the community's twelve-year-olds eagerly accept their predetermined life Assignments. But Jonas is chosen for something special. He begins instruction in his life's work with a mysterious old man known only as the Giver. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test -- when he must try to save someone he loves -- he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late?« less