The Giver

By Lois Lowry

Background

The Giver is about a boy, Jonas, who lives in a strictly controlled society. When he turns twelve, he is assigned the job to be The Giver by the Elders. This job allows Jonas to remember things that happened in the past, but his job ends up taking him much farther than what is expected. Breaking the rules of the community, Jonas goes against the Elders and saves the town's people from something special that was taken away from them long ago.

Recomendation

The Giver is an appropriate book for an intermediate audience. The use of advanced vocabulary is used for ages eleven through fourteen.
Why should I read this book?
You should read this book because it is very detailed and makes you feel like you are there with Jonas as he goes through his journey to give back what was lost to his community.