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.
Sometimes you read a book that is so special, it stays with you your whole life. The Giver is absolutely one of those books. I first read it in 3rd grade and it has stuck with me ever since. I recently reread it, and I have to say I loved it even more. There is really sort of an eerie feeling throughout the book, which resolves nicely into a message of hope, and the importance of individualism. The end is ambiguous, which is not my favorite thing in the world, I know it will case you to think more, but sometimes I just like a nice neat clear ending. So I choose my own ending for this book, which I believe is happy. I highly recommend this book, even to adults, it is just a wonderful, thought provoking novel that will resonate with you your whole life. I give this book a rating of 1, Pay Full Price Guilt Free
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If this book were a movie, it would likely be rated G, approved for all audiences with no offensive content.