“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
Lois Lowry’s The Giver, winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal with more than 10 million copies sold, is a staple on many school reading lists.
Jonas lives in a world of Sameness, isolated from Elsewhere, a utopia of conformity where everyone has a place. His world is flipped on its head when, at the age of twelve, he is assigned the job of Receiver of Memory -- the highest position in the community. Working with a man he calls The Giver, Jonas uncovers the haunting truths behind the overly orderly society in which he lives.
The Giver’s complex themes, use of symbolism, and illustrative language make this book a great choice for middle school students. In fact, it won second place on GoodRead’s Top 100 Middle School Must-Reads list!
The Giver class set makes a fantastic addition to any school’s curriculum or reading list! Buy The Giver and the other three books in The Giver Quartet -- Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son in bulk with The Giver box set.