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The Giver ( Giver Quartet) (Media Tie-In) (Paperback) by Lois Lowry

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About the Book



Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning classic is now adapted as a major motion picture by The Weinstein Company, starring Oscar] winners Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, opening in theaters on August 15th.



Book Synopsis



Now a major motion picture, Lois Lowry's powerful and provocative Newbery Medal-winning tale has become one of the most influential novels of our time.

The story focuses on twelve-year-old Jonas who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world full of contentment and conformity. But when he's given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory, he begins to understand the dark secrets that form the foundation of his fragile community. This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the movie and exclusive Q&A with cast members, including Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and Cameron Monaghan.



Review Quotes



"A powerful and provocative novel"--The New York Times

"Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel."--Kirkus, starred review


"Lowry is once again in top form raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts."-- Booklist, starred review

"The theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented."-- The Horn Book Magazine, starred review



About The Author



Lois Lowry won her second Newbery Medal for The Giver (1994). It launched the quartet that includes the other modern-day classics Gathering Blue, The Messenger, and Son. She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website at www.loislowry.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.27 Inches (H) x 5.51 Inches (W) x .68 Inches (D)
Weight: .48 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Movie or Television Tie-In, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Boys + Men
Series Title: Giver Quartet
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Paperback
Author: Lois Lowry
Edition: Media Tie-In
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2014
TCIN: 15140447
UPC: 9780544340688
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0871
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship weight: 0.5 pounds
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daveinmpls - 10 years ago
I watched the movie the other night and decided to see what the book was all about. This was a very quick read. (one night for me) It is a YA novel but anyone of any age could enjoy it. (Don't just take my advice, this was awarded the Newberry Medal) I thought it had a good message and is much like Fahrenheit 451 or 1984. However, keep in mind that this is a YA novel so it is not as deep as some of those books. Picture this as a toned down version. This book was originally published in 1993 and this edition is the movie companion edition with a few short interviews with some of the actors from the movie. The book also features an introduction by Lois the author. She mentions the attention that this book has received in the 20 or so years that it has been around. It is part of a series of books. (4 in all) I will probably check out the next one as the ending of this book does not give any closure.
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