Book Summary

    The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels toThe Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
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    Author

    Lois Lowry

    Year Published

    1993

    Lexile Measure

    760L

    Categories

    1st in series, 8-12, Award Winning, Boys, classic, distopian, English, Girls, made into movie, series, Young Adult

    ISBN 13

    9780544336261

    Profanity

    low

    Sexuality

    none

    Violence

    mild

    Goodreads Rating

    4.12

    # Ratings

    1280408

    # of Words

    42581

Book Summary

The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels toThe Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
(summary from google books)