The Giver (Giver Quartet, 1)

The Giver (Giver Quartet, 1)

by Lois Lowry (Author)

In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

In the seemingly ideal society of the future, Jonas is chosen to be the Receiver of Memories, a role that grants him access to the past and all its joys and sorrows. As he delves deeper into the memories, Jonas discovers a startling truth about his community and the sacrifices it has made in the name of order and control. Faced with a decision that will shape the future of his world, Jonas must navigate a treacherous path between loyalty, truth, and freedom.

Jonas's journey in "The Giver" is a thought-provoking exploration of the dangers of conformity, the importance of memory and history, and the power of individual choice. Lowry's skillful storytelling and evocative prose bring to life a world that is both familiar and strange, forcing readers to question their own assumptions about society and the nature of happiness.

The Giver has received widespread critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. It has been translated into more than 30 languages and has become a beloved classic of children's literature. The book has also been adapted into a feature film, a television series, and a stage play, further solidifying its status as a powerful and enduring story that resonates with readers of all ages.

Join Jonas on his extraordinary journey in "The Giver" and discover a world where memories hold the key to freedom and the power of choice.