The Giver Sourcebook

The Giver Sourcebook

Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community.

1994 Newbery Medal winner. Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community.

Title:The Giver Sourcebook
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780395783603
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    The Giver Sourcebook Reviews

  • J.G. Keely

    Lowry's book is a piece of nationalist propaganda, using oversimplification, emotional appeals, and dualistic morality to shut down her readers' minds. More troubling is that it is aimed at children, ...

  • Kristine

    I've taught this book to my 6th graders nine years in a row. Once I realized that the book is actually a mystery, and not the bland sci-fi adventure it seemed at first skim, I loved it more and more e...

  • James Carroll

    This book is perhaps the best refutation that I have seen in some time of a common philosophy of pain that is sometimes found in the popular media and in some versions of Buddhism. According to this p...

  • Julie

    I think I'm missing something. Everyone loves this book and I liked it too, but it wasn't amazing or anything.The Giver felt like a very sparse story to me. First, there isn't much characterization, s...

  • Matt

    If there are no wrong answers, can we really say that something has any meaning?It is very easy to start an interesting science fiction story. Simply begin with a mystery. Don't explain things to the ...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    *******SPOILER ALERT*******“I don't know what you mean when you say 'the whole world' or 'generations before him.'I thought there was only us. I thought there was only now.” Read the book, watch ...

  • Lola

    Woah, I can easily understand why such a grand amount of people loved this book and definitely see why many were not satisfied with the movie. I cannot believe how many elements of this story they cha...

  • Jj873

    Upon finishing this book, not 20 minutes ago, I'm left with several thoughts:1. This book should be required reading for everyone with the emotional maturity to handle it! (I believe that blindly labe...

  • Etnik

    4.5 HOLY STARS!I don't remember reading a book as fast as I read this one.It was a great read.I couldn't put the book down for hours.And I must say is different from other books that I have read so th...

  • Candace

    Yesterday, I took a road trip with my two daughters to get pick up my 88 year-old grandmother, who will be staying with us through the holiday season. At 5 and 9 years-old, my usual audiobook choices ...