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At the age of twelve, Jonas, a young boy from a seemingly utopian, futuristic world, is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and pain of life.

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At the age of twelve, Jonas, a young boy from a seemingly utopian, futuristic world, is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and pain of life.

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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Number of Pages: 179
Original Languages: English
Author: Lowry, Lois
Series Title: Readers Circle
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publication Date: September, 2002
ISBN-13: 9780440237686
Brand: Anderson
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 4.50 x 7.00 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0440237688
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required reading!
10/25/2008

Customer review by ca2mccarthy

5.0 stars 10/25/2008 by ca2mccarthy
by ca2mccarthy

i read this book (Iam a parent) because i always read the books assigned to my kids so i can "go over" the material with them. well, this is one of the best books that i have read as well. it is assigned in 5th grade (usually in TAG or gifted programs) and also in 8th grade! the content is probobly too over a fifth graders head, no matter how "smart" they are, but for an 8th grader it is perfect. i would recommend this to ur child even if the school doesnt require it. there are 2 other books that go with it. and the author louis lowry is a newberry medal winner for childrens lit. i also recommend "number the stars" about the jews that had to hide.. its great reading

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boca raton, florida
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
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i still love this book
2/27/2009

Customer review by dancingqueen515

5.0 stars 2/27/2009 by dancingqueen515
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i was required to read this book in 7th grade and i read it usually once a year. i am now 25 and i still love this book!

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dancingqueen515
Wisconsin
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Female
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AWESOME
6/10/2009

Customer review by flynn10

5.0 stars 6/10/2009 by flynn10
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I had to read his book for school in the 7th grade. At first I didn't want to read it but it was an awesome book.

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Age:14 - 18
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2/19/2008

Customer review by clv21

5.0 stars 2/19/2008 by clv21
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This book is one that I read about ten years ago, and all I could remember about it was its uniqueness. It is a wonderful book for all ages. A favorite to many people I know whom read it in middle school and highschool. Nice short novel to kick back and read on a rainy day.

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Read it.
12/29/2007

Customer review by missywa2004

5.0 stars 12/29/2007 by missywa2004
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Everyone should read this book at least once. I read it as a child, and I still love it as an adult.

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Bellingham
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Age:18 - 24
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Gender:Female
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