By: Lois Lowry
Jonas lives in a freaky world where there are big-time rules and no one thinks for themselves. Everything is the same – there is no music, no color, no pain. Jonas is assigned the job of Receiver of Memory, a big deal. He goes to see the Giver and begins to learn all about the way things used to be, like the way our world is now. Some things are great, some things suck, but nothing is the same. The more Jonas learns about having choices and the bad things that happen in his world, the more he wants to escape. Finally, with the help of the Giver, Jonas leaves, taking his baby brother, Gabe, with him.