By Lois Lowry
The Giver, by Lois Lowry is a classic novel. The novel is about a young man named Jonas. Jonas, like all other twelves, are anxious to receive their new jobs. But Jonas is selected as the receiver of memory. The receiver of memory is one of the most important jobs in the community. His job will be to inherit the memories of the past world from the giver. The giver inherited the memories from the last receiver of memory and so on. Jonas knows the road to doing his job correctly and efficiently will not be easy, but the giver and him both know he will get through it.
The Giver takes place, like many books, in a dystopian society, but this society is unique. The society Jonas lives in is a perfect world, no war, all peace. It takes place in the future, an example is how the government has weather control. Even snow is a distant memory. Overall, the setting is perfect for the novel.
Jonas is the main character in The Giver. Jonas is an average kid and is anxious to find out his new assignment coming as a 12. Until he is skipped in the ceremony. He is nervous and then the ceremony nearly concludes, but he is called up. It is announced that he has been selected to be the next receiver of memory. He knows the road will be rough to get to where he needs to be, but he knows he can do it.
The Giver by Lois Lowry is a classic novel that everyone should read if they have the chance. The beginning of the book may be a little slow, but stick with it. Once the beginning is over, is when it starts to get good. Overall, I reccomend this amazing novel to anyone at all, book worms or not.
About The Author
Lois Lowry was born March 20, 1937 in Honolulu Hawaii. Ms. Lowry has four children. She has earned the Margret Edwards Award and the Newbery Honor Medal. Her most famous book is The Giver. Lois Lowry has sold about 10 million copies from its release in 1993. I would be honored to meet Lois Lowry someday.