- File Size: 3738 KB
- Print Length: 204 pages
- Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Rep Mti edition (April 26, 1993)
- Publication Date: April 26, 1993
- Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003MC5N28
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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The Giver is a wonderful book. Lois Lowry skillfully crafted an intriguing and profoundly thoughtful story. She subtly creates an uneasy feeling that something is wrong with this "perfect world." The Community's advisors intend to establish security within utopian society, but they really establish a stifling dystopia. To protect people from the risks of making poor or wrong decisions in life, the advisors plan and dictate the lives of the people. In effect, the citizens have no freedom of choice; they do not choose their job or even their spouse. Moreover, the advisors inhibit the people's ability to feel because they want to spare them from the hardships and pain of life. For instance, individuals must take a pill everyday, which suppresses passionate feelings. The citizens do not know or experience true emotions like love. One of the goals of the Community is to achieve "sameness" so that no one feels embarrassed or gets excluded for being different. However, this limits individuality and freedom of expression because everyone conforms to a certain desired image.Read more ›
The Receiver of Memory holds the position of highest honor within the Community, serving as the repository for the memories and knowledge of generations. Whenever the Committee of Elders are faced with a new situation, they are able to seek the counsel and advice of the Receiver. They have the benefit of experience without having to bear its pain.
Because of his intelligence, integrity, courage, wisdom, and Capacity to See Beyond, Jonas is selected to be the next Receiver of Memory. The current Receiver, who has held the position for decades, then becomes the Giver.
Ms. Lowry paints a vivid picture of this Community. Referring to everyday concepts in a slightly unusual way helps to set that society apart from our own. Babies younger than one year are called "newchildren," for example; children of the same age are "groupmates"; the elderly, the unhealthy, or those who have broken the rules three times may be "released."
Why might parents or teachers consider THE GIVER inappropriate for their children?Read more ›
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I thought the giver was a deep insight in how the world is viewed, yes there is bad, dreadful and horrible things that that happens every day but without them there wouldn't be any... Read morePublished 1 day ago by jack kerns
It's an OK book I guess. It felt like the author wanted to make you cry too much. Spoiler alert 1: they kill babies in this book. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kindle Customer
I loved this book. It sucked me in, made me laugh and cry. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to start a new series.Published 3 days ago by Renee Purvis
my kids are so tired of "Dystopian". just not their thing. and they're twins, to the "release"..... yeah......Published 3 days ago by TBZ
The book was overall good because the story had a very deep meaning and it needed to be truly understood in order to enjoy it.Published 4 days ago by Neecy San
Most of my friends read this in middle school, and I regret it took me until I was an adult to experience it. The Giver is a short book by most standards, less than 200 pages. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
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