The Giver

By Lois Lowry Poster Made by Yasin Erkilic


Jonas lives in a world where everything is held together by rules. After Jonas turned into a 12 he became the receiver of memories. Jonas finds out that before these regulations where made, there was another way to live. Before, families felt more complete, you could see colors, feel heat and cold but there was also war, terror, pain, and loss. Jonas and his teacher, the Giver believes that things should be the way it was before. So they come up with a scheme to return the memories back to the people. The journey to give the people the memories was hard and treacherous. But Jonas continued and he made it...


Jonas is a smart 12 year old boy who has the ability to see beyond (which means he can see colors). Jonas is trained by the giver to recall memories of the past. Jonas faces many challenges such as hiding his training and his journey to Elsewhere.

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"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared." -The Giver


1) Why did the Giver decide to stay in the community instead of going with Jonas to Elsewhere?

2) What happens during releases for newborns?

3) Is it the same for old people and people who break the rules three times?

4) What do you think happened to the people in the community after the memories come back?


This story is a page-turner. One thing that should be fixed is the ages of Jonas and his friends. There is only twelve ceremonies which means that Jonas is going to his adventure to Elsewhere at 12 years old! Other than that this story is an instant 5 star