The Giver

Written by Lois Lowry, flyer created by Branden Mencio


Jonas leads a seemingly normal life in his community. He rides his bike to school, plays outside with his friends, and does community chores. Although all this get flipped upside down when he finishes his twelfth graduates to end up receiving the job of receiver, the most respected job in the community.

Main Character: Jonas

Jonas is selected to be the receiver of memories. While Jonas is receiving the memories of the past, he begins to realize how many rights and freedoms have been taken from him, his family unit, and his friends. He encounters many challenges through out his training as the next receiver. One of the largest challenges that he has to face is to endure the pain of of the memories that the giver transmit to him. Another challenge is keeping his training a secret from his friends.

Other Important Characters

A Quote: "...back, and back, and back..."

Questions to ask your self

  • Was there a moral to this story? If so what was it?
  • What was Jonas's perspective of the rules in the community?
  • Did Jonas accept these rules or did he reject them?

What I Thought of The Giver

I would give the giver 3/5 stars because I found the plot to be unrealistic and boring although there are certain things I liked about The Giver. For example the characters were good friends at one point but there assignment ended up causing them to drift farther and farther away from each other.