The Giver is a haunting novel that introduces readers to a community that has sealed itself away from the rest of the world, living in seclusion to maintain its utopian society. The Giver is a riveting story of rebellion and hopes for all ages.
Immensely popular, the Newbery Medal–winning The Giver- has taken place alongside 1984 as one of Lois Lowry’s most beloved novels. With stunning clarity and emotional intensity, The Giver probes the undercurrents of human nature and asks us to reconsider our desire for freedom.
In a world where everyone is briefed daily on their assigned purpose, Jonas is scheduled to be The Giver of Memories. He has never questioned why he was chosen: born in an era of conformity and despair, of carefully thought-out rules and rituals, his only happiness lies in serving others. But one day, Jonas realizes that something sinister is happening in the community—and it has everything to do with him.
In The Giver, Lois Lowry created a world, unlike anything she’d ever seen. She’s slipped through the “big door” into a life of sensory deprivation, so you can understand why some people find it difficult to accept that this time-worn trope is just as relevant now as it was when Lowry first wrote The Giver in 1993. But we’re here to convince you that it is–and that the dystopian New Wave dystopia on display in this book can help inspire new ideas about improving our planet today.
About The Giver Book
The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, the world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the movie and an exclusive Q&A with cast members, including Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites, and Cameron Monaghan.
The Giver is a 1994 Newbery Medal winner and the first novel in Lois Lowry’s acclaimed Giver trilogy. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, the world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.