The Giver

By: Lowis Lowry Flyer Created by Dilara Erkilic


Jonas lives in a world where everything is safe and there are no choices. Everyone in the community is assigned a job/role once they turn the age twelve. Jonas is selected to be the new Receiver of memories. The Giver must pass on the good and bad memories to Jonas no matter how painful. Along his journey Jonas learns the meaning of true pain and true pleasure.


Jonas just turned twelve and was selected as the new Receiver. Jonas has the ability to see beyond and has the following qualities listed intelligence, integrity, courage and soon he will obtain wisdom as well. He has many responsibilities and must face many challenges on his journey to Elsewhere.

Other Characters

"If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are forever." -The Giver


1)What was the unidentified aircraft at the beginning of the story?

2)How did Jonas feel about the pills he had to take for the stirrings?

3)Why did Jonas tell the receiver to start giving him painful memories?

4)What was the first thing Jonas saw in Elsewhere?

5)What was Jonas's comfort object?


This book was very attention-grabbing and fun to read. I kept wondering what would happen next and did not want to put the book down. I liked the plot and I would definitely recommend this book to other readers. I rate this book as a five star.