February 1, 2001
February 1, 2001
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.
Set in a completely controlled, soothingly pleasant society, THE GIVER takes readers into a world free of such things as conflict, hate, and disappointment. At age 12 all residents are given their Assignment, or their adult role in the community--some are Nurturers who care for the young children, others are Laborers, still others are Doctors, and so on. Jonas, however, is given a very special Assignment; he is the new Receiver, which means that he will hold all the memories of life. The retiring Receiver, who will now be known as The Giver, will literally place these memories into Jonas' mind. As Jonas receives memories from The Giver, he begins to understand more about the community in which he lives, and starts to question if a society without a true understanding of the complexities and realities of life is really so perfect after all. A reflection on individualism and freedom of choice, THE GIVER acknowledges and celebrates the importance of both the positive and negative experiences of a fully lived life. Winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Conflicts + Dualities, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Society + Social Issues
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Society + Social Issues, Conflicts + Dualities
- Age: Teen
- Edition: Unabridged
- Language: English
- Author: Lois Lowry
- Narrator: Ron Rifkin (Narrator)
- Online Item #: 11463076
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-5510
- ISBN: 9780807262030
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported