The Giver Author:Lois Lowry 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.
When I was in 5th grade (many years ago), my teacher, Mrs. Thibodaux, read this to my class. I remember it being an excellent story and it was very entertaining, even for such a young mind. I recommend this to any reader that is looking for a wonderful story to remember for years (because I sure have)!