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The Giver - Jonas receives the memories of the past, good and bad, from the current Receiver, a wise old man who tells Jonas to call him the. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Lois Lowry is a two-time Newbery Medal winner for The Giver Quartet Omnibus - Kindle edition by Lois Lowry. Download it. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 6 Up-Those frustrated over the ambiguous ending of Lowry's The Giver () will be thrilled with the.
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Please note: Lois Lowry Publisher: Reviews from Goodreads. Delivery options: Shipping to an Australian address When will my book be dispatched from your warehouse? When will my order arrive? Pierce Brown. Dan Simmons. Editorial Reviews Amazon. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy.
With echoes of Brave New World , in this Newbery Medal winner, Lowry examines the idea that people might freely choose to give up their humanity in order to create a more stable society. Gradually Jonas learns just how costly this ordered and pain-free society can be, and boldly decides he cannot pay the price. Winner of the Newbery Medal, this thought-provoking novel centers on a year-old boy's gradual disillusionment with an outwardly utopian futuristic society; in a starred review, PW said, "Lowry is once again in top form Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Showing of 7, reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I read this along with my ten-year-old when it was assigned in school. Jonas lives in a dystopia disguised as a utopia where everyone is cared for and all has a place.
Everything is controlled, from the weather, to the number of births in each community. There is no want, no lack or homeless. Crime is all but extinct as are many animals and the elder residents are pampered and taken care of until the day of their Release to Elsewhere.
The children undergo a strict form of training where emphasis is on manners, precise language and obedience.
When Jonas turns twelve he is selected as the new Receiver of Memory. Once his training begins, Jonas becomes privy to situations, places, sensations and feelings that has him quickly understanding that nothing is as it seems in his idyllic community.
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The world he lives in vastly differs from the memories of the Giver, and in some instances, is a flat out lie. I remember when I was in school all the books we had to read were completely boring it truly is a wonder I love reading after the dreck I was exposed to! Jonas world is bleak and boring. The Giver has provided quite a few topics of discussion for my son and I as I am sure it has provided for his class and I am sure it will continue to provide in the future.
The topics that are addressed, either in passing or in greater depth are compelling and thought provoking. Even after I finished this book, I find myself thinking about a person, situation or comment and still being affected. The cliffhanger ending will leave the reader with a mixed feeling of relief and curiosity. Yesterday, I took a road trip with my two daughters to get pick up my 88 year-old grandmother, who will be staying with us through the holiday season.
At 5 and 9 years-old, my usual audiobook choices were clearly not an option. So, I found myself listening to some books that definitely are not my usual type, yet again.
By pure coincidence, they both ended up being authored by Lois Lowry. I have never been more engaged in a children's book than I was during this road trip. I was completely lost in these stories, as were my children. The first book that we listened to was 'The Giver'. What a captivating, albeit bleak, fictional world Ms.
Lowry has created! I was absolutely spellbound by her storytelling.
The Giver Quartet
Set in the future, Jonas lives in a community that has traded their humanity for the illusion of safety. They block anything that would trigger the emotional highs and lows that define a person's life as we now know it.
They don't experience the heartache of loss, but they never give in to the joys of life either. They are shells, robotic in their day to day existence and devoid of emotion.
Although this is a children's book, it had a feeling eerily similar to George Orwell's ''. Independent thinking was non-existent. People "confessed" their thoughts, dreams and rule violations.
The presence of the omnipresent leaders in their homes, ruling their lives, was pervasive and all-powerful. Jonas is getting ready to experience the ceremony of This particular ceremony is an important one in the community, a rite of passage into adulthood. It is at this ceremony that each child is assigned their job within the community.
They will remain in their assigned role until they are no longer productive and they are "released".
Unlike the other children, Jonas is unsure of his calling within the community. He doesn't feel a clear draw to one occupation or another. He is worried of what the future holds for him and he is beginning to notice some unusual things that others do not. Jonas is ultimately assigned a very prestigious role within the community.
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It is perhaps the most important role in the community, but comes with a tremendous burden. He cannot share his experiences with anyone other than the man that he will be replacing, the current "receiver".
As his training progresses, Jonas comes to question everything that he has ever been taught. From beginning to end, this book held my rapt attention.
It was beautifully written and thought provoking. There was plenty of action and suspense along the way. It was also a much more emotional read than I had anticipated. I'll never forget the look on my 9 year-old's face when some of the true meanings of different phrases, like "released", truly sunk in.
Don't even get me going on baby Gabe! Luckily, I think most of that went over the head of my 5 year-old. Overall, I thought that this was a spectacular book! It is one that I would not have normally read, but I'm so glad that I did.But this book tells 4 different stories and gives you the whole story. Book 2, Gathering Blue, is labeled a companion to Book 1, but you will not see any relation between the two books as it is the story of another character.
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Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad; together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets; and later, when Jon was older, they always Taken from Lowry's website: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.