The Giver

By Lois Lowry Flyer Created by Aleandro Burricks

Book Summary

Jonas lives in a world where everything is the same. When he became a Twelve he had been chosen to be the new Receiver of Memory time. The Giver, an old man who is the sole keeper of the community's memories, Jonas discovers the dangerous truths of his community's secret past. Armed with the power of knowledge, Jonas realizes that he must escape from their world to protect himself and those he love a challenge no one has ever completed successfully.

Main Character- Jonas

Jonas is a young boy who is nervous about the Ceremony of Twelve, when he will receive the Assignment, or job, that he will spend the rest of his life doing. Jonas often perceives flashes of “change” when he looks at an object; he does not realize that he is perceiving color, which disappeared once the community went over to “Sameness.” At the ceremony, Jonas is chosen to become the new Receiver, a prestigious Assignment that consists of keeping all of the old memories of the community from before the time of the Sameness.

Other Characters- The Giver, Gabriel, and Rosemary

Giver-The Giver transmits memories to Jonas memories of fear and joy, of happiness and despair. These memories are filled with colors and emotion, both of which aren't in Jonas’s world. Jonas becomes very close with the Giver.

Gabriel- Gabriel is a newborn child in danger of being released. Jonas's family takes him in at night, and when Jonas leaves the Community he takes Gabriel with him.

Rosemary- Rosemary was The Giver's daughter. Selected ten years earlier to become the new Receiver of Memory, she began training with The Giver, but after only five weeks, she asked to be released from the community.

Favorite Quote

" The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. memories need to be shared." - The Giver

Teacher-like Questions

What is the theme of the story?

Why does The Giver have all the memories in the community?

Why do you think the book has so many unexplained scenes?

Overall Rating

I gave this book a 8 out of 10 rating because the book has so many unexplained scenes.

i liked that the book has suspenseful moment of scenes.

The Giver - Rosemary's Piano Theme (Extended attempted version of the movie)

Rosemary's Piano Song

Interview with Lois Lowry (The Giver)

Interview with Lois Lowry