The Giver

By Lois Lowry Flyer Created By Joshua Garcia

Book Summary

Jonas, an eleven year old boy who lives in a rigidly controlled society sometime in the future. In his "community", there is no suffering, hunger, war,and, as you will soon see, no color, music, or love. Everything is controlled by "the Elders", right down to who you will marry, who you receive as children, and what you will be "assigned" as a job. Individual identity has gone the way of cassette tapes, and everyone is essentially just like everyone else. It seems that no one has really left the area, except to visit other neighboring communities. To get "released" is a big deal. It only happens to sick infants or really old people, or to people who breaks the rules

Main Character- Jonas

Jonas the eleven year old protagonist of The Giver. Sensitive and intelligent, with strange powers of perception that he doesn't understand, Jonas is chosen to be the new Receiver of Memory for his community when he turns twelve. Even before his training, Jonas is usually thoughtful, expresses great concern for his friends and family, and thinks it would be nice to be closer to other people.


"We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others"

Teacher-Like Questions

1.What do you think being "released" means?

2.What is Father's job? Why is it important?

3.How many children may a family have?

Overall Rating

What I liked about the novel was that it was interesting fun to read, Jonas was very motivated he had to go from here to there. Jonas, Asher and Fiona were very nice friends in the novel and the movie, What I disliked about the novel was that the Father had to kill infants, infants that worthless because of there emotion and physical or something is wrong with them