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Description - The Giver by Lois Lowry

In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws...

THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders.

Twelve-year old Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems.

It is only with the help of the Giver, that Jonas can find what has been lost. And it is only through his personal courage that Jonas finds the strength to do what is right...

The Giver is the award-winning classic of bravery and adventure that has inspired countless dystopian writers as the forerunner of this genre.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007263516
ISBN-10: 0007263511
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 5-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Giver by Lois Lowry

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Book Review: Giver by Lois Lowry - Reviewed by (28 Nov 2011)

The Giver is a terrible and moving story, terrible because of what it does to you, an amazing kind of terrible, because of all that it holds. The story is set in another world, Dystopian, where there are no colours, no changes in weather, no hills and the same food stuffs every single day. Jonas and most everyone else in his town don't have a problem with it, because they know of nothing else, they have lived here all their lives and as they've been told it is the perfect and safest world for them, they believe the people who tell them. But there are sinister goings on behind the scenes, and soon enough Jonas, the new reciever of memory, finds out that there is always going to be pain in the world, but that you can't just shy away form it. Not for the rest of your days. Not ever.

An amazing book that will haunt you.


Author Biography - Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry, author of over twenty novels and twice winner of the Newbery Medal (for The Giver and Number the Stars), was born on 20 March 1937 in Hawaii. Her father was an Army dentist and the family lived all over the world. Now divorced, she lives in West Cambridge with her dog, Bandit, and spends weekends in her nineteenth-century farmhouse in New Hampshire.

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