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Paperback The Giver Book

ISBN: 0385732554

ISBN13: 9780385732550

The Giver

(Book #1 in the The Giver Series)

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Book Overview

Lois Lowry s "The Giver" is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, "Gathering Blue," "Messenge"r, and "Son." When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. Now, it s time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back."

Customer Reviews

13 ratings


i watched the movie i got this for free

i hate it

i hate this book

Good quality, as expected

This arrived with some folded page corners and a small script on the inside cover page. But I rabbit ear the corners myself so I'm not concerned. I ordered "good" quality and I'm happy with how it arrived! I love buying used!

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A Must Read!!!

Thought provoking & moving!!! A Classic for all for all ages 13+ to adults.

Great book

One of my favorite books to date. The writing is so beautiful and the ending is great.

My nightmare come true!!

I have ALWAYS had the concept that what the Myans etched on rocks of ancient aliens were actually us in our future going back..that eventually we meld into one people, one color, one government.. Lois Lowry has brought my thoughts alive in her Giver series..I finished the Giver in one is that good and easy reading.. It open a conversation with my 12 and 15 yr old grandaughters that lasted for a couple of hours ..The oldest one read half the book in one night.. I recommend this book to readers of any will definetly keep you reading to the end and your mind will wander on what our future, many years from, now will bring.

The Best Book You Will Ever Read!!!

Everyone will love this book. The author writes in such a beautiful and vivid way that you feel like you are experiencing the adventure along with the main characters. Very clean, no swearing. Everyone in my family from 8 all the way up to 82 loved that book. If you have any hesitation, RELEASE THEM NOW AND BUY THE BOOK!! You will not regret it.

Dystopia at its finest

Like dystopian worlds imagined; fear our world turning into one? This book is excellent. The movie is good too, but the book is always better.

Neat premise; very similar to movie

If you’ve seen the movie it’s almost not worth the read as it’s short and is very similar. If you’ve not seen the movie and wish for a one night bizarre read- go for it!

Book for all ages-One of the best books I have ever read!!

Shows us what has become important in our lives against what we are forgetting that are our true reasons for living!! Beautifully, clearly written. You feel the characters' pain. A wonderful book for any age-timeless and thought provoking!! Loved every page!!!

The giver is a great book.

Simply amazing story. Wonderfully told.

The Giver

This book is about a kid named Jonas, who lives in a controlled world, with no fear, no pain, or no war. You might think he lives in a perfect world, Right? Wrong! In the Community, there is no choices, colors, pleasure, weather,love, emotions, etc. You can not choose your job, spouse, or anything like that. In the "Ceremony of Twelve", 12 year olds are assigned a job in the Community. Jonas is singled out, and gets special training from The Giver. When Jonas becomes the "Receiver of Memory", The Giver gives him the memories of the far past; memories of pain, fear, war, pleasure, colors,and love. (This book takes place in the future) Jonas receives the truth.......This book is VERY original in it's plot, and it is interesting to see the point of view in Jonas's controlled world. I like how Lois Lowry decribes the memories that The Giver gave to him. She also well describes the way Jonas is feeling. It is a very thought-provoking book, which really makes you ponder. The ending sort of leaves you hanging though. I have read this book 3 times, and every time you read it, you understand more of this remarkable book. It just never gets dull. I read it first when I was in 4th grade,(I'm a good reader) although I would recommend it to kids 11 and up. 5 STARS!

The Giver Mentions in Our Blog

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Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • April 29, 2020

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The Giver in Read-Aloud Books for Everyone!
Read-Aloud Books for Everyone!
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 08, 2019

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The Giver in Cultivating Readers
Cultivating Readers
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 28, 2019

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Published by Beth Clark • September 24, 2018

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The Giver in The Great American Read: All 100 Best-Loved Novels!
The Great American Read: All 100 Best-Loved Novels!
Published by Beth Clark • August 31, 2018

The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the core of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be exact, so happy reading!

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