"The Giver, a powerful and provocative novel, is sure to keep older children reading and thinking." New York Times
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.
Winner of the Newbery Medal.
“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
Lois Lowry, author of over thirty novels and twice winner of the Newbery Medal (for The Giver and Number the Stars), was born on the 20th of March 1937 in Hawaii. Her father was an Army dentist and the family lived all over the world. She went to Brown University, but left to get married and a raise a family of four children. She settled in Maine, where she returned to college and received her degree from the University of Southern Maine. She fulfilled a childhood dream when she started writing in the 1970s. In her books, Lois throws her characters and readers into many thought-provoking situations. She explains that she measures her success as an author by her ability to "help adolescents answer their own questions about life, identity and human relationships." Long divorced, and now a grandmother of four, today she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her partner, Martin Small, and their Tibetan terrier, Alfie, and spends weekends in their nineteenth-century farmhouse in Maine.