Cricket Readers Recommend

The Giver

by Lois Lowry



The Giver is a book about a boy named Jonas. He lives in a community where they don't have color, snow, and animals like bears, elephants, and Hippos. Jonas is almost twelve, and soon he will be told his new career at a huge ceremony. On the day of Jonas's ceremony, he is skipped, and later told  his job is the reciever of Memories. On Jonas's first day of training, he learns secrets about his community that no one else knows. Secrets that could make Jonas into a powerful youth, or force him to  run away from the community forever...

Average: 4.8 (9 votes)
submitted by Hope H, age 9
(January 27, 2009 - 3:38 pm)

Oh I love this book!  It's one of the few science fiction books I actually like.

submitted by Meghan, age 15
(January 27, 2009 - 5:38 pm)

I love this book! I don't normally read sci-fi, either, but this is an exception. Plus there are two other accompaniment books: Messenger and Gathering Blue.

submitted by Allison P.
(March 3, 2009 - 5:21 pm)

I loved this book! The ending was interesting, the way she left you hanging and didn't say what really happened. This book is a good read for anyone, young or old. It really makes you think about our society and the everyday choices we make.

submitted by Ellie K, somewhere below
(May 31, 2010 - 1:08 pm)