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The Giver (#1)

Lowry, Lois.

New York : Delacorte Press, [2006?]

179 , 11 p : ill ; 21 cm.

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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.

Lexile: 760L

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ISBN:

978-0-385-73255-0

ISBN:

978-0-385-73255-0

Author:

Lowry, Lois.

Title:

The Giver (#1).

Edition:

1st Delacorte Press ed.

Publisher:

New York : Delacorte Press, [2006?]

Physical:

179 , 11 p : ill ; 21 cm.

Series:

Readers circle.

Notes:

Includes "A readers guide" (second pagination).

Summary:

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.

Target Audience:

760 Lexile.

SAE:UnifrmTitle:

Readers circle.

Patron Reviews

Review by Ben Cook.
This book is very deep and well written. The main character, Jonas, lives in a black and white world. Jonas is selected for a special job that is chosen every ten years. This book has a very great and interesting plot and once you start reading you can't stop. I recommend this book for fourth grade and up.

Review by Abigail Cooper.
The Giver is a very deep and touching book written by Lois Lowry who is a very descriptive and creative writer. The Giver is about a dystopian community where a boy named Jonas lives. In his community, there are certain rules you must follow. Every year there are ceremonies when everyone in the community turns another year of age. This year Jonas is turning twelve which is the year when he will receive his assignment, his job to do for life. At the ceremony Jonas is given the most unusual and respected job of all; the receiver. He must receive the pain and the joy of the past from an old man called the Giver. Through this Jonas discovers how the world used to be and why he is unhappy with the world now. If you enjoy Science fiction you will enjoy this book. I recommend to read this at fifth grade and up.

Review by Nora Bailey.
This book has changed who I am as a reader. It has a plot that will immediately take you up and won't put you down until you finish reading. In a society where everything is the same and you can only see in black and white, Jonas starts to see color. Through his experiences, he makes an unusual friend. This book will take you along for the ride and all you have to do is read! I recommend this for fourth graders and up. I will still be reading this book over and over until I am old and gray.


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