The Giver

By Lois Lowry; Flyer Created By Kaylonda Turner


"The Giver" introduces us to a community that is solely controlled by their government. The book gives us the understanding on one individual, Jonas who is the "chosen one", who will receive recollections of the past that are banned from the community to protect them from feeling any emotion that may confuse them or cause pain. When Jonas learns the truth about his community's past,he has to decide whether he'll escape so the truth can finally be set free or come up short like the others in the past.

Main Character: Jonas

The moment Jonas was selected to be the community's receiver at the Ceremony of Twelve, everything changed. Throughout his training he received many memories of the past that he wasn't familiar with such as pain,love,color,music,and family. Now that Jonas holds some of the memories from the past, he has to decide what he wants to do with them.

Important Characters

“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” ― Lois Lowry, The Giver

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do you believe that Jonas did the right thing by releasing the memories to the community?
  2. How does Jonas' perspective of the community change after he becomes the receiver ?
  3. Imagine you lived in a community similar to Jonas' , what would you miss most?

Overall Rating

I thought The Giver was an okay book, but it took to long to get to the point of the the story and when the pace finally sped up and we knew what Jonas was planning it ended abruptly.
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