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“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
Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER. Her first novel, A SUMMER TO DIE, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com.
I read this book in my reading class my 8th grade year and fell in love with it.
The Giver by Lois Lowry deals with a community, which seems to be the perfect world, but it's a place without any feelings!!!!
Very Good Book that kept my interest, it was a fast read, and it had a very interesting ending.
Started out well and interesting, but was a little far fetched at the endPublished 9 minutes ago by Drodol
This story pretty much describes life in some Western European countries. Life is controlled. Flawed babies are detected before birth en almost all are released (aborted: Denmark). Read morePublished 3 hours ago by lindeman
I enjoyed this book very much. My friend suggested it to me. I liked the way it was written. I'll be looking forward to the sequel.Published 6 hours ago by Grace Schariest
The reaction to sudden horror when exposed to ugly truths and what one does in response.
Great. Good lessons here about love.
I couldn't finish the book. It was so boring. I do recommend this book.Published 11 hours ago by Rona E. Davis
I loved this book! It is a book about a twelve year old boy who gets selected as a Receiver, so he must receive all the memories from the Giver. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Marina Yesipchuk
I really was hoping for a better ending. Since it ended so poorly I won't be reading any of the books that follow this one.Published 17 hours ago by Stephanie Collman
Had to put it down twice while reading it, but sure didn't want to stop! I've enjoyed recent books that try for a Utopian Society. The Giver fits right in there. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Roger Lampe