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The Giver

The Giver

For use in schools and libraries only. Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

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ISBN 9780606359771
Published 1 July 2014 by Turtleback Books
Format Library Binding
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Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
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ISBN-13 9780606359771
ISBN-10 060635977X
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Turtleback Books
Imprint Turtleback Books
Publication Date 1 July 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding
Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
Category Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 256 pp
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 206mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 295g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Science fiction, Memory
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Soon to be a major motion picture, 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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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