The Giver

By Lois Lowry created by Kaylah Quintero

Book summary

Jonas, a young boy that lives in a community where everything and everyone is controlled. Jonas receives memories from the past which in some cases are good and bad. The wise old man who is transferring his memories to Jonas is named "The Giver". In this book many events occur such as Jonas earning his assignment which is what jonas will be doing for the rest of his life.

Main character

The main character in the book "The Giver" is a boy named Jonas who has had a troubled and hard life within the ruled community. some of the challenges Jonas has faced in the book is when Jonas had received a unbelievable traumatizing memory which involved a painful war. Jonas is a very intricate person with a good heart.

Teacher-like questions

  1. What was the most challenging part for Jonas in the novel ?
  2. Describe the life of a birthmother ?
  3. What is the rule about family units ?
  4. When do newchildren turn one ?

A quote from The Giver

"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."

- Lois Lowry, The Giver

Overall rating

I feel like this novel "The Giver" is a very extraordinary book. The parts i loved the most about the book is when Jonas and Gabriel broke out of the community, the ending is very sad but they way Jonas risks his life just for Gabriel is absolutely amazing. So i would give this novel 4.5 just because in some parts of the book i started to get bored.
The Giver - Official Trailer - The Weinstein Company