The Giver - HarperCollins Children’s Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Giver - HarperCollins Children’s Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages
Published: 05/05/2008
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Lowry’s classic Young Adult dystopia explores themes of delusion and inner courage as twelve year old Jonas begins to question the seemingly perfect society that he has grown up in. 

In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws…

THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders.

Twelve-year old Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems.

It is only with the help of the Giver, that Jonas can find what has been lost. And it is only through his personal courage that Jonas finds the strength to do what is right…

The Giver is the award-winning classic of bravery and adventure that has inspired countless dystopian writers as the forerunner of this genre.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007263516
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The Giver, a powerful and provocative novel, is sure to keep older children reading and thinking." New York Times “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

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“Fascinating”

I had been meaning to read this book for years, ever since I found out a film was being made, and as soon as I started reading it I kicked myself for not having read it before now. I absolutely loved the premise of... More

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“The Giver”

Jonas lives in a perfect society, where everyone is well-fed and healthy and carefree and happy. But is it perfect? Jonas and the rest of his society are so controlled and subdued that they do not even question any... More

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“Heartwarming and enlightening”

The Giver was simply one of the best books I have read in a long time. The simplicity and intricacy was perfectly balanced, and by the end you've realised more about the world we live in. I was left wanting more,... More

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