The Giver

By Lois Lowry


The summary of The Giver is about a boy named Jonas who was chosen to be the receiver. Jonas had a different power from everyone else. Over the years , Jonas plans to escape from his community with his baby brother Gabriel.

Main Characters

Jonas is the main character in the novel. Jonas is a sensitive, polite twelve year old boy. At the December Ceremony, he is selected to become the new Receiver of Memory, the most honored position in the community. Jonas is quiet & non-caring, before he begins his training as the new Receiver. After he gains wisdom from memories and realizes that people gave up their freedoms for Sameness, he becomes angry and frustrated. During his training, Jonas acquires very deep emotional feelings and learns about love. He becomes a close friend of The Giver and risks his own life to save the citizens in his community.

Favorite Quote

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

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Overall Rating

The reason why I didn't like The Giver is because it failed to capture my attention.