Friday, August 22, 2008

The Giver

THE GIVER: Lois Lowry: Houghton Mifflin Company: Young Adult: 180 pgs.

Jonas is anxious to find out what assignment he will be given at the Ceremony of Twelve. He hadn’t volunteered at any one place, but rather chose to do his volunteer hours at various places in the community. So Jonas didn’t have any idea what the Elders had decided upon. He is surprised when he is named the new Receiver of Memory, an honored, but difficult assignment. Now he has daily training sessions with the Giver. Jonas is told that the community needs him to hold the memories of all the people that came before him. What does that mean? What kind of memories will he be given?

I enjoyed reading this Newbery Medal award winning book. It definitely made me think.

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