ISBN 9780007341764,The Giver : Essential Modern Classics

The Giver : Essential Modern Classics


Lois Lowry


Harper Collins



Harper Collins

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780007341764

ISBN-10 0007341768


Number of Pages 297 Pages
Language (English)


The Community has everything that they need and want. There is no one who feels like they are deprived of anything. However, the day comes when Jonas gets to know that The Community is not as perfect as it seems, and he must help The Giver find out what this is. Summary of the Book The people of The Community have never thought that they lacked anything. Life is perfect for them and they have no wants. Each family unit is allowed to have one male child and one female child, and each member of this community has their professions chosen by the Committee of Elders. It seems as though nothing could ever go wrong with them. However, when twelve year old Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memory at The Ceremony, there are many changes in his life that he finds quite strange. There is something that is of great importance to his community that has been missing for a long time, and Jonas and The Giver are out to find out what it is. The book is written in a simple and clear manner, and will touch the hearts of many readers. About Lois Lowry Lois Lowry is an American writer who has written more than 30 books for children and an autobiography. She is known for writing about difficult subject matters, and has explored subjects like racism, terminal illness, murder and the Holocaust.