The Giver

The Giver

By (author) Lois Lowry

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Lois Lowry's "The Giver" is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, "Gathering Blue," "Messenge"r, and "Son." Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 106 x 170 x 16mm | 81.65g
  • 17 Sep 2002
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0553571338
  • 9780553571332
  • 25,125

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Lois Lowry is a multi-award-winning author who has written many popular books. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of the popular Anastasia Krupnik books and was the recipient of the Newbery Medal for "Number the Stars" and for "The Giver."

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" A powerful and provacative novel." -- "The New York Times"

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Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

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