Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Giver in Wikipedia

The Giver

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The Giver
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AuthorLois Lowry
Cover artistCliff Nielsen
CountryUnited States
SeriesThe Giver trilogy
Genre(s)Soft science fiction,dystopian fiction
PublisherBantam Books
Publication date1993
Media typePrint (Hardback &Paperback)
Pages180 p. (paperback edition)
ISBNISBN 0-553-57133-8(paperback edition)
Followed byGathering Blue

The Giver is a 1993 soft science fiction novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a future society which is at first presented as a utopian society and gradually appears more and more dystopian; therefore, it could be considered anti-utopian. The novel follows a boy named Jonas through the twelfth year of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to "Sameness", a plan which has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of "Receiver of Memory," the person who stores all the memories of the time before Sameness, in case they are ever needed to aid in decisions that others lack the experience to make. When Jonas meets the Giver, he is confused in many ways. His door was locked, which was against the rules in his society. The Giver was also allowed to turn off the Speaker (frequent announcements of reminders and events to the whole community). As Jonas receives the memories from the previous receiver—the "Giver"—he discovers how shallow his community's life has become.

Despite controversy and criticism that the book's subject material is inappropriate for young children, The Giver won the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold more than 5.3 million copies.[citation needed] In Australia, the United States and Canada, it is a part of many middle school reading lists, but it is also on many banned book lists. The novel forms a loose trilogy with Gathering Blue (2000) and Messenger (2004), two other books set in the same future era.



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Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22