The Giver

Author: Lois Lowry created by Ian Jaksich

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Summary

Jonas lives in a community where there is no color, people cannot leave their dwelling past curfew, and kids do not have real parents.Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memories.Jonas's job as Receiver of Memories may cause some obstacles along the way. When Jonas starts to learn people being released, he begins to get shocked. He learns new memories like war, music, color, love and snow.Jonas finds out that he will have a baby brother named "Gabriel", who was assigned to their family unit. Jonas later than knows that Gabriel will be "released", Jonas thinks of a plan to take Gabriel with him and go to the mysterious place "elsewhere",which is outside of the community. Jonas's plan works,they escape the community, later when they arrive Jonas begins to transmit memories to Gabriel so they can survive in the horrendous weathers and be prone to jets that are looking for them.

Main Character:Jonas

In The Giver Jonas is a twelve year old boy, which is very excited to receive his assignment until he isn't assigned, he has been selected to The Receiver Of Memories. Jonas knows that this means he will have a tough job ahead. He tries to make the best out of it. Jonas's job for Receiver Of Memories is to see memories of what time was like back then and learn new things that no one knows about. In this job pain is included into receiving the memories. Jonas has to keep the memories away from the community to keep it safe or great chaos can occur. Jonas is a intelligent boy, he is also very curious to know why memories in the world.

Other Characters in The Giver

Jonas's father( Nurturer)

Lily(Sister of Jonas)

Jonas's mom

Asher(Jonas's friend)

Fionna(Jonas's friend, which is a nurturer in training)

The Chief Elder

Teacher-Like Questions

1. What does "Released" mean?

2. What event do you think occurred after the end of the story?

3. What memory did you dislike most?

4. Did you like the plot of the story?

Overall Rating

1. I liked when The Giver transmitted Jonas the memories of snow, music, and color.

2. I liked when Jonas was selected to be The Receiver of Memories.

3. Disliked how if the baby's were twins one of them had to get released based on their weight.

4. Disliked how Gabriel would get released because the family could not take care of him anymore.

5. I disliked how Jonas leaves the community.

Quote

"IF YOU WERE TO BE LOST IN THE RIVER, JONAS YOUR MEMORIES WOULD NOT BE LOST WITH YOU, MEMORIES ARE FOREVER- THE GIVER

2 out of 5 stars

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