The Giver

The Giver

Unknown - 1993
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Read by Ron Rifkin
4 hours, 48 minutes
4 CD's

December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve-year-old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man-the man called only the Giver-he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, p1993
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780807262030
080726203X
Branch Call Number: J CD LOW
Characteristics: 4 sound discs (4 hrs., 48 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Rifkin, Ron

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LandJ
Jun 04, 2016

This book is about a young boy named Jonas who lives in a society strictly controlled by the elders. Every one follows rules and nobody knows about their past. Eventually, kids will be given jobs were they will stick with for their whole life. Jonas is special and gets a job where he is given memories of the past.
-LandJ

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derekhl
Dec 12, 2015

This book is very unique and has lots of action. In my opinion, the book is a lot better than the movie, because the movie has spoiled too much things, and if you watch it, you'll see what I mean. The book, though, gathers all the ideas, and brings it all into a book, not an ordinary book, but a book with live excitement and interest to people grades 5 & up.

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bibliosaurusrex
Jun 15, 2013

A wonderful story that shows that when things look perfect, they might not be so perfect upon closer inspection. If you want to know what happens to Jonas and Gabriel, read the next 3 books in the series: Gathering Blue, Messenger, & Son. They keep getting better and better, and I'm so glad I learned that The Giver was part of a series after the last 3 books were out, as they were so unbelievably good and spellbinding that I read all 3 in about a week.

I remember reading this book in grade 8 and not liking the sudden "end" of the story, but the ending is really up to you. Its a wonderful creation of a future I hope no one has to live in.

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TheBigMan
Aug 12, 2011

A very interesting book, but at the same time I hated it. The worst ending that I've encountered ever. I'm a bit interested in this type of genre, but this was not what I what I signed up for. The one regret of my English 9 course was this, I wish I had chosen another book instead of this one. Overall the story was ok, not the best, and pretty bland, it could have used a bit more color (no pun intended) and maybe just a bit more life to the overall story telling. The ending really brought this book down, not saying I liked it before that happened, I didn't. The characters, in my opinion were not the best, I couldn't really like them, and it just wasn't a good experience overall. With all that said, I'm going to have to give The Giver a 1/10. Very bad.

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bibliosaurusrex
Jun 15, 2013

bibliosaurusrex thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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LandJ
Jun 04, 2016

This book is about a young boy named Jonas who lives in a society strictly controlled by the elders. Every one follows rules and nobody knows about their past. Eventually, kids will be given jobs were they will stick with for their whole life. Jonas is special and gets a job where he is given memories of the past.
-LandJ

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derekhl
Dec 12, 2015

"The world is filled with color, the color that we have on hands, on our body. Before, there was darkness, there was a wall blocking the path of those who wanted to cross it."

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