By Lois Lowry Flyer Created by Christy Guerrier
Main Character- Jonas
Other Important Characters
A new child who begins spending nights with Jonas' family unit because he needs extra attention and care. Gabe is a sweet child but does not sleep through the night and is not gaining weight as fast as the other new children. He ends up sleeping in Jonas' room and is able to receive memories from Jonas.
"The Nurturer"- One of Jonas' good friends, Fiona is a very pretty girl who is sensitive, intelligent, quiet, and polite. She is assigned to be a Caretaker of the Old.
The Giver is the current Receiver of Memory and trains Jonas to become the next Receiver and because he carries the burden of the memories of the world, he suffers from the pain contained within the memories. He is lonely because he can't share his work with citizens in the community, and he is cynical and frustrated at times because he knows that the people gave up too much when they chose Sameness. He loves Jonas and the people in the community.
Teacher- like Questions
1. Imagine yourself as a citizen in the community, what would you do to change the way you were living?
2. Overall, what is the moral of The Giver?
3. How would you change the ending of The Giver?
4. Why do you think the author created the story this way?
I liked the ending of the book because now the citizens of the community can have the freedom they deserved during their lifetimes.
I disliked when the elders choose the careers every child between 12 & up and started training at a young age. Overall, I would rate this book 8 stars out of ten!