The Giver Project

By Kitana Hyson

Book Summary

Jonas lives in a world where there are big time rules and no one thinks for themselves. Everything is the same and there is no music, color, or pain. Jonas is given the job as the Receiver of Memory, which is a really big deal. Jonas goes to see the Giver and begins to learn about the way things used to be, like the way our world is now. 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 elsewhere, taking his baby brother, Gabe, with him. The story is based on Jonas's perspective.

Main Character

Jonas is the main character. Jonas is an eleven year old boy who was chosen as the receiver of memory when he turned twelve. Jonas is sensitive and intelligent. Jonas is usually thoughtful and expresses great concern for his friends and family. Jonas's awareness of new things such as strong emotions, colors, and great suffering makes him extremely passionate of the world around him.

Three Other Important Characters

"There could be love," Jonas whispered"


1. What age is Jonas throughout most of the movie

2. Why can only Jonas see the color of Fiona's hair?

3. Why did Jonas leave with Gabriel elsewhere?

Rating and Liked/Disliked

Rating: 3.5 Stars

What I liked about the story was that it was uncommon and strange in a way.

What I disliked was that it made no sense and was unrealistic/fictional. In my opinion if it was something more relatable it would have made more sense to me.