The Giver - Giver, Bk 1 Author:Lois Lowry 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 t... more »o receive the truth. There is no turning back.« less
Outstanding tale of life in a state-controlled utopian world through the experiences of a 12-yr-old boy. Would make excellent "Twilight Zone" episode. Easy read. Great for reluctant young adult readers.
This was required reading for my children for school, so I thought I should read it also. It was worth my time. THE GIVER is a very thought provoking book about a perfect world. Is it really as perfect as it seems? Is a perfect world really what we all desire?
I love this book, it is such a unique storyline with a great message. Was easy to read and keep up with the story, I enjoyed it as an adult but will also be reading this with my daughter when she gets older.
I read this for my book club and while it held my interest and I am pretty sure I read it back in grade school, I was just so depressed at the end of the book. It was dark, full of sadness and made me feel really blue at the end. I don't think I will be reading the rest of the series.