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by Lois Lowry


In The Giver, Newbery Medal author Lois Lowry depicts the life of a community where all decisions are made for the people in a utopian world where pain or pleasure are not experienced.

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Can Jonas bear the communities burdens now that the Giver of truth has transferred memories to him? What will Jonas do with his new-found, life-changing responsibilities? Will he be able to serve...or choose to escape?



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