The Giver

The Giver

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The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the movie and exclusive Q&A with members of the cast, including Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and Cameron Monaghan.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 17mm | 218g
  • United States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media Tie In
  • 054434068X
  • 9780544340688
  • 677,542

Review Text

"A powerful and provocative novel"- The New York Times

"Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel."- Kirkus , starred review

"Lowry is once again in top form raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers."- Publishers Weekly , starred review

"The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts."- Booklist , starred review

"The theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented."- The Horn Book Magazine , starred review
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Review quote

"A powerful and provocative novel"--The New York Times



"Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel."--Kirkus, starred review


"Lowry is once again in top form raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts."-- Booklist, starred review

"The theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented."-- The Horn Book Magazine, starred review
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About Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry won her second Newbery Medal for The Giver (1994). It launched the quartet that includes the other modern-day classics Gathering Blue, The Messenger, and Son. She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website at www.loislowry.com.
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Rating details

1,698,657 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 44% (747,418)
4 33% (564,297)
3 16% (280,221)
2 4% (73,792)
1 2% (32,929)
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