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The Giver

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 142,469 Ratings and 15,344 Reviews

Book Description
In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy. With echoes of Brave New World, in this 1994 Ne... More
Book Information
PublisherListening Library
BindingAudio Cassette (108 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of PagesN/A
ISBN-10055347359X
ISBN-13978-0553473599
Publication Date03/01/1995
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About Lois Lowry (Author) : Lois Lowry is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Lois Lowry include The Giver (Unabridged), Number the Stars (Unabridged), Messenger (Unabri... more
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About Ron Rifkin (Narrator, Reader) : Ron Rifkin is a published narrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Ron Rifkin include Milkweed.
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Reader Comments
1/28/2016 Stefanie Hughes tagged as: I read

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12/1/2014 Laurette Cooper said: A thought provoking read that takes you to another world.
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7/14/2014 Tracy Grand tagged as: I read

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4/26/2014 Alina Hansen tagged as: I read

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2/24/2014 Lola Perkett tagged as: I read, Inspired me

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4/2/2013 J.Anthony Yuse tagged as: Inspired me

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12/22/2012 Raymond Mathiesen said:
A Different Way Of Living. This story is set many generations in the future. The world described is in some ways like our own, but in many ways different. Jonas, the hero of the story, lives in a commune where life seems ideal. Each person has his place in the group and knows exactly what is expec... more

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11/8/2012 William Yu tagged as: I recommend, Inspired me

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10/19/2012 Shelley Workinger said: http://bookfare.blogspot.com/2012/01/giver-lois-lowry.html
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10/20/2011 Gail Fattori tagged as: I read, I recommend, I read

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12/21/2010 Beatrice Nedmac said: I absolutely LOVE this story. I don't usually like Science-Fiction, but this is wonderful.

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8/9/2010 Nicholas Adams said: This is my all time favorite book. A perfect ten out of ten
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6/16/2010 Gail Fattori said: I could not put this one down.
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3/18/2010 Will Strong said: One of the best books I've ever read. Period.

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3/16/2010 Currie Gossett Carnegie said: My favorite YA title.

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10/7/2009 Sharon Koontz said: 25806
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9/10/2009 Linda Graham

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7/2/2009 Belinda Lau said: Great for Jr. High Students. A futuristic story with a twist.
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6/30/2009 Nicole Downing said: Visit my blog for a review on this book http://snikysnake.blogspot.com/
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6/23/2009 julia b tagged as: Inspired me, I recommend, I read

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4/26/2009 SJ Kessel said:
Lowry, L. (1993). The Giver. New York: Laurel-Leaf Books. 0440824400 This book was one of my favorites as a child. I had it read aloud to me. I read it multiple times then. I’ve been assigned to read it once as an adult. I’ve had to reread it twice for some of my students’ projects. I... more

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1/28/2009 James Rowland tagged as: I read

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1/13/2009 Aletia Morstad said: i had to read it in school however i did find the ending amusing and continued to read the three other books by Lois Lowry
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12/23/2008 Ali B tagged as: newbery, fantasy

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12/2/2008 Sara Joiner said: Thank you to my friend, Paula, for lending me this book to read.
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11/11/2008 Katy Lee tagged as: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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10/25/2008 Angela Mann said: 25806
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6/25/2008 Jina Oravetz said: I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It gave such an interesting view on life and really made me think. When I first read it I think I was in the 7th grade.

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6/6/2008 Shelly Akins said: Well written, strong characters, good symbolism. My student's loved reading it every year.

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3/28/2008 Kelly Sonnack said: I went on a Lois Lowry kick recently and sped through this and the subsequent two. Just beautiful, classic pieces of literature.

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3/21/2008 Angel Tudor said: Book List

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