The Giver

By: Lois Lowry Flyer Created By: Kyle Marcano

Book Summary

The Giver takes place in a community completely controlled by a group of elders. When Jonas is given the assignment of Receiver of Memory he starts to realize through his training that the community in which he lives is even worse than he thought. He decides that something must be done. Along the way of trying to save his community from the Sameness they are accustomed to,he learns about the emotions he had been missing out on his whole life.

Main Character- Jonas

Jonas is a kind-hearted, understanding twelve-year-old boy. He is chosen as the new Receiver of Memory. But when he begins his training as the new Receiver, and gains wisdom from memories he realizes that people gave up their rights for Sameness, he becomes outraged and frustrated. He decides that something must be done. On his journey, Jonas learns to understand very deep emotions and learns about love.

Other Important Characters

"If it's right how could it be against the rules"

Teacher-like Questions

  • Once Jonas receives the first memory how does he feel about his community?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of Jonas leaving the community?
  • Why do you think Jonas cared so deeply for Gabriel.

Overall Rating

Overall I enjoyed this book. The concept of the community and the way they lived was really interesting to me. I also liked how The Giver showed Jonas how to love and all the things the community was missing out on. Although there were many things i liked about the novel there were some things that I didn't. I didn't like the cliffhanger ending, and the fact that there were very few details about all the memories Jonas receives during training.