The Giver

By Lois Lowry

Life was perfect for Jonas. Until...

"The Giver"

The genre of "The Giver" is science fiction. The main character in "The Giver" is Jonas. Jonas lives with his Mom, who works at the Department of Justice, his Dad, who is a nurturer of newborn children, and his 7 year old sister, Lily. He is an 11 year old boy, living on Earth in the future. He is anxious and waiting for the important "Ceremony of Twelve", but when his turn is skipped during the ceremony, his whole life is turned upside down. He has been chosen to take the place of the Giver.

The Giver Series

"Messenger" by Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry's Life

Lois Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1937. Lois Lowry was born as a middle child of three. She had an older sister named Helen, and a little brother named Jon. She was born in Hawaii, but because her dad was a military dentist, she lived all over the world. She married Naval officer at the age of nineteen, when she had just finished her sophomore year in college. Whenever someone asks Lois Lowry who influenced her career the most, she say that it was her housekeeper Marga, a Czechoslovakian woman, who worked hard for her and her children for many years.