Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
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A Sneak Peek of THE GIVER, in theaters August 15. Katie Holmes and Alexander Skarsgard star as Jonas’ mother and father in THE GIVER.
In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy. With echoes of Brave New World, in this 1994 Newbery Medal winner, Lowry examines the idea that people might freely choose to give up their humanity in order to create a more stable society. Gradually Jonas learns just how costly this ordered and pain-free society can be, and boldly decides he cannot pay the price.
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Book Description Laurel Leaf, New York, NY, 1994. Mass-market paperback. Book Condition: New. 0440219078 New. has some shelfwear Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 192 p. 21st Century Reference. Audience: Children/juvenile; Young adult. Bookseller Inventory # ALIBRIS.0001195
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