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The giver

By: Lowry, Lois

Part of the Collins Modern Classics S. series
0007141424 / 9780007141425
Paperback
06/01/2003
Stock expected by 08/07/2022
United Kingdom
20 cm 219 p. : ill.
teenage  Learn More
Quiz No: 220915, Points 7.00, Book Level 5.70,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 1993; London: Collins, 1994.

It's a perfect world, where everything looks right.

But ugly truths lie beneath the surface...It is the future.

There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in The Community wants for anything. Everyone is provided for. Each Family Unit is entitled to one female and male child.

Each member of The Community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders, and they never make a mistake. Jonas, a sensitive twelve-year-old boy, had never thought there was anything wrong with his Community, until one day.

From the moment Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memory at The Ceremony, his life is never the same.

Jonas discovers that The Community is not as perfect as it seems.

Although they appear to have everything, they are missing something of great importance.

It is up to Jonas, with the help of the Giver, to find what long ago had been lost. And so Jonas embarks on an adventure to save the world as he knows it. Simply and beautifully written, The Giver is sure to touch the heart of every reader.

Lois Lowry deals with issues of everyday life that are so often taken for granted. Through the noble character of Jonas, she presents a glimpse of what could be the future.

As the tension in the novel mounts, so does the number of questions that Lowry confronts the reader with.

The Giver is a book of courage and adventure, and most importantly, one of deep thought.

Once readers make contact with Lowry's treasure, they may never see things exactly quite the same.

Lowry presents a forceful novel that demands to be heard and philosophically dealt with.

BIC:

YF Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories, YFG Science fiction (Children's / Teenage), YX Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage)

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