By Lois Lowry; Book report by Kristina Rowe
Jonas receives the memories of the past, good and bad, from the current Receiver, a wise old man who tells Jonas to call him The Giver. The Giver transmits memories by placing his hands on Jonas's bare back. The first memory he receives is of an exhilarating sled ride.
If The Book Was Well Written, What Made It That Way?
What Was The Authors Purpose For Writing This Book?
Eleven-year-old protagonist of the story.
She has red hair that only Jonas Can see.
An old man in the community, who holds all the memories, good and bad.
Describe The Authors Writing Style:
What Was The Tone Of The Book? How Was It Communicated?
- The tone was sad at first, when everything was dull, and there were no memories or feelings. Everyone went with the flow.
- When Jonas's dad was going to release Gabriel, a little baby that wasn't healthy enough to be sent to a family, and Jonas knew what that was so he tried to escape with baby Gabriel.
- At the end of the book, everyone could see colors, and there were memories everywhere, mostly good memories though.
- People had feelings, and they could see that the grass was green, and the sky was blue. They could tell what color of hair they had.