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The Giver

by Lois Lowery

Imagine a world without color, where you didnt pick what your job was, where you were almost EXACTLY the same as everyone else... That is how Jonas lives.

Jonas lives in the future, all families are the same... 2 kids, 2 kids ONLY, one girl and one boy.

When the Twelves (age group) recieve their jobs, Jonas is assigned the most important job of all , the Receiver. His trainer is the Giver.

This book is a great book, but in some ways eerie because some people want us all to be exactly the same and this book shows what it would REALLY be like.

What happens with Jonas and the Giver?

Does anything strange happen (yes) but what?!?!?!?!?!

PLEASE READ THIS AMAZING BOOK TO FIND OUT!!

 

5
Average: 5 (7 votes)
submitted by KIRBY B, age 11
(July 25, 2008 - 3:25 pm)

I read this and I really didn't like it. It was a little depressing. It also said quite mean things about what they did to babies. ( That is the real depressing part. I won't say what they do to them because it is REALLY SAD .)

submitted by Bookgirl, age 10, Earth
(July 27, 2008 - 6:01 pm)

I know! All I will say is they um 'release"' them... it is sad and GROSS!

submitted by Kirby, age 11
(July 30, 2008 - 5:39 pm)

We read it in class and I almost cried when Jonas heard about POOR LITTLE Gabe! But I love that he runs away dont you?

submitted by Katee L, age 11, Brea ,CA
(April 7, 2009 - 3:45 pm)

I read this and I really didn't like it. It was a little depressing . It also said quite mean things about what they did to babies . (That is the real depressing part. I won't say what they do to them because it is REALLY SAD .)

submitted by Bookgirl, age 10, Earth
(July 27, 2008 - 6:01 pm)

I LOVE this book- it makes people think- I've read it 13 times....beginning on my 14th... Yeah, it's sad. But Lois Lowry does an AMAZING job as an author!! She leaves the end open for interpretation, which I like- most of my friends don't...

submitted by Rachel B., age 12, a smallish town
(March 10, 2009 - 6:50 pm)

You can't really tell when it takes place, where it takes place. It's kind of creepy almost. I loved it. There are millions of questions whirling around in your head when you read it!

submitted by Archana U., A house, in a c
(July 28, 2008 - 5:45 pm)

I've never read it but it was read for a reading group in my class so I know what happens..... SCARY!

submitted by Shannon, age 12, america
(July 30, 2008 - 7:05 am)

I agree with all the stuff you said, but i think this kind of book reminds us that the future may not always be better than now, and we need to work to make something like this not happen.

submitted by Gabrielle, age 13
(August 13, 2008 - 11:00 am)

This story is hauntingly beautiful.  It takes place after humans have decided to convert to "Sameness-"  It tells the story of a 12-year-old boy named Jonas who discovers the hidden truths of his Community.  I truly loved this book and will highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good read.  For those of you out there who have read the book, the book is the first in a trilogy, the others being Gathering Blue and Messenger.

submitted by Megan T., age 13, Kingston, PA
(August 25, 2008 - 8:48 pm)

They made us read this book, in 7th grade critical thinking, and it is SO SAD. i cried my eyes out. It's a very interesting concept, though. After we read it, we got to make our own utopia, which was fun :)

submitted by Laurel T., age 13, Houston, TX
(September 4, 2008 - 6:07 pm)

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! :):):)

submitted by BellaTrix ✌ ♡
(January 26, 2009 - 6:11 pm)

Archana, I think it takes place in the future, but you're right you can't be sure.... I am glad that some people enjoyed this book! I saw it and I thought it looked REALLY BORING AND DUMB AND OLD, then I decided to give it a try and I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!

submitted by Kirby
(January 31, 2009 - 2:20 pm)

I think this book is probably just OK. Yes, it is pretty scary and creepy (which is why I only gave it good chirps) but at the end there is a glimmer of hope. Maybe Jonas can change the horrible place where he lives. I haven't read any of the books after it yet but I intend to. I want to know what happens to him!

submitted by Maggie J., age 12, U.S.A.
(February 19, 2009 - 12:30 pm)

I have not read The Giver yet but am a few pages in...

DON"T TELL ME ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!! 

submitted by Buggy, age 11, Reno
(April 10, 2009 - 6:12 pm)

I thought this was really good. Yes it's sad and yes it's creepy, but..this could really happen one day. It just has such a believable quality about it, and although I haven't read any of the other books in the series, it really looks like Jonas, merely 12 years old, could change the world. I find that inspiring.

submitted by Ima Bookworm, age 10, Milky Way Galax
(April 11, 2009 - 7:53 pm)