The Giver

By:Lois Lowry

Sean J. Mais

    Jonas lives in a strike community that everyone is basically controlled by a group of people called the elders. A new year for everyone in the community they go to a ceremony to go up a age. for Jonas he receives the memories of the past, good and bad, from the current Receiver, a wise old man who tells Jonas to call him the giver. The giver transmits memories by placing his hands on Jonas's bare back. The first memory he receives is of an exhilarating sled ride. they have a plan for Jonas to leave the community and be free with the memories. He also ends up in a iced and distant place from the community.

Favorite Quote

“I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.”
Lois Lowry, The Giver

Main Character

12 year old boy who has a special gift. The gift of seeing colors that nnobody else has in the community. This gift gives Jonas the assignment of Receiver of Memory. As the new Receiver of Memory Jonas faces a lot of obstacles but he is determined to overcome each one of them. He is going through alot more then an average child or teen would go through and he makes decisions that nobody would ever think about.

Teacher Asked Questions

1) If you were Jonas in his position would you have even tried to share the memories?

2)What do you think happened to the community after the memories were released?

3) Do you think it will stay the same in the community?


3 of 5. The Giver is a very inspirational book that teached me personally that things dont always have to be the same. When he realizes that he is not like other people in his community. He understands things that they don’t, and never will. They have no connection of love only he and the Giver do. Yet now that he understands it, he also knows that he needs it. He realizes that humans need to love. Children need to be loved by parents, which is why he asked them, even when he knew deep down they could not possibly understand.

DISLIKES: The ending of the nook was to complex to come to a conclusion of whats really going on fully in the book like what happens to everyone else.