The Giver

By Lois Lowry / Aaliyah Rosario

Book Summary

This book is a science fiction-type novel about a boy named Jonas who lives a so-called perfect world where everything is controlled by strict rules. Jonas is assigned to an important position in the community and is the only one who learns the truth about the past.

Main Character/ Challenges

  • The main Character is Jonas.
  • Some challenges that Jonas has faced are:
  1. Knowing important information that he can talk about with the Giver and the receiver after him only.
  2. Looking at the community the same way he did before. For example, when Asher was playing the war game it reminded Jonas of the memory of war that the Giver gave him, Jonas did not want to play anymore because he felt uncomfortable
  3. Jonas knows a lot more and he feels that he does not fit in.


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

Quiz Time!

  1. Who is Rosemary?
  2. In such a strict community, is Jonas allowed to lie?
  3. What does Jonas do to help Gabriel?


  • My rating on The giver will be four stars.
  • What I liked about this novel is how much Jonas cared for Gabriel.
  • What I disliked about this novel is the ending of the book.