by Lois Lowry created by Daniella M.
Jonas (main character)
The Giver is the current Receiver of Memory and trains Jonas to become the next Receiver of Memory. He has to carry the burden and feelings of the memories of the world. Everyday he suffers fro the pain contained within the memories. He is lonely because he can't share his work with anyone but Jonas. He cares about Jonas and the community.
Gabe is the new infant who begins spending nights with Jonas' family because he needs extra attention and care. Gabe is a sweet child but is not like the other infants because he can't sleep soundly during the nights and he is not gaining weight like the other infants. Gabe is only calm unless Jonas gives him pleasant memories.
Fiona is one of Jonas's best friends. Her assignment at the Ceremony of twelve is Caretaker of the Old at the House of the Old. Fiona is a sensitive, gentle girl who Jonas likes. At the end however, Fiona grows distant to Jonas because she does not understand or get his job as the new Receiver of Memory.
"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It is the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."
2. What is the plot of the book?
3. What do you predict might happen next after Jonas hears an echo?
4. What do you think might have happened if Rosemary stayed Receiver of Memory and hand't died?
5. I f Jonas hadn't ran away who do you think would become the next Receiver of Memory?