The Giver Book Project
By: Brian Galo
Author of ''The Giver'' : Lois Lowry
"The Giver" is a book with a setting of a ''perfect'' society. In Jonas's the main character's community, there are very strict rules.The people there do not even have feelings as they drive you to make choices that the leaders might not want. Every family ''unit'' is very strict in rules and are even chosen by the community leaders, the community's people have to apply for children. Each member of the community gets a job or a mentor for an job when they are twelve. Jonas is chosen to be the receiver of memory a very special job, he is the only person in his community, besides his mentor that will have feelings, see color, and make choices. As Jonas is taught by his mentor ''the giver'', he sees the wrongness of how everyone he knows and loves lives, being blind to the truth of their community. Near the end of the book Jonas escapes with a baby named Gabriel who was going to be ''released'', at this point Jonas knows that their term ''released'' meant that they would be killed. as he lives far from his society protecting Gabriel and surviving, he is trying to reach a point far enough where he will return these memories given to him to the people of his community giving them feeling, the ability to see colors, and as i think he'd say letting them live life as it was intended.
Main Character: Jonas
Quote from novel:
The giver is very wise, he is pestered by memories of suffering and pain, but has really not done a lot. In the community, the Giver has spent most of his life where he lives.
Jonas is a perceptive, and smart 12 year old boy he is probably smarter than the majority of his friends, and with that it goes to show why he was chosen for receiver of memory.
Fiona is a quiet,polite,and careful girl. one of jonas's closest friends. her personality led her to be chosen as caretaker of the old.
Teacher Like Questions:
2.)How does Jonas calm Gabriel when he wakes up when the others are sleeping?
3.)What was the giver's favorite memory?
4.)What was Asher's assigned job?