The Giver

The Giver
Lois Lowry

He looks like he has a lot of memories to give.

He looks like he has a lot of memories to give.

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 180
Age Range: 8 and up
Year: 1993
Genre: Dystopia

Series: 1st of 4, works well alone

Jonas lives in a ‘perfect’ world–there is no pain or suffering, only “Sameness.” Jonas however has been chosen to receive the painful memories of the past–the knowledge invoking memories before sameness. Jonas must choose if he wants to stay in a safe but shallow community, or leave the community to discover a colorful, love-filled, and emotionally deep yet potentially painful and dangerous life.

I would recommend this book to really anyone, but especially to those who challenge the way things were/are/should be in society.

-Ms. Liz

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Filed under Age Range: 8 and up, Author: Lois Lowry, Genre: Dystopia, Page Count: 100-200, Part of a Series, Year: 1990s

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