The Giver by Lois Lowry PDF Book Download: The Giver is a novel and written by Lois Lowry and this book falls under the category of American Young Adult Dystopian. This book published in 1993 by Lois Lowry. The Giver PDF book download.
The Giver sold more than 10 million copies in Australia, Canada, and United States which shows how much people love this novel. Also, this is the winner of the Newbery Medal in 1994 this is a big achievement for this Novel. The Giver Novel is in the reading list of many schools, and it is ranked at 11 numbers in the American Library Association list for most challenged books of 1990. In 2014 The Giver (movie) is released which is based on this movie.
Jonas, a 12-year-old boy, lives in a Community isolated from all except a few similar towns, where everyone from small infants to the Chief Elder has an assigned role. With the annual Ceremony of Twelve upcoming, he is nervous, for there he will be assigned his life’s work. He seeks reassurance from his father, a Nurturer (who cares for the new babies, who are genetically engineered; thus, Jonas’s parents are not biologically related to him), and his mother, an official in the Department of Justice. He is told that the Elders, who assign the children their careers, are always right.
The day finally arrives, and Jonas is assembled with his classmates in order of birth. All of the Community is present, and the Chief Elder presides. Jonas is stunned when his turn is passed by, and he is increasingly conspicuous and agonized until he is alone. The Chief Elder then explains that Jonas has not been given a normal assignment, but instead has been selected as the next Receiver of Memory, to be trained by the current one, who sits among the Elders, staring at Jonas, and who shares with the boy unusual pale eyes.The position of Receiver has high status and responsibility, and Jonas quickly finds himself growing distant from his classmates, including his close friends Asher and Fiona. The rules Jonas receives further separate him, as they allow him no time to play with his friends, and require him to keep his training secret. They also allow him to lie and withhold his feelings from his family, things generally not allowed in the regimented Community.
“Best Book for Young Adults” by American Library Association.
ALA Notable Children’s Book
100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000.
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
Booklist Editor’s Choice
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
The Giver PDF Book Reviews
I read this book for the first time well over a decade ago and I found it haunting then. The writing style is deceptively simple, but the social mores and concepts touched on within are far from it. Having recently acquired a Kindle, I jotted down a list of some books I wanted to re-visit–and this was one of the top titles (even though “YA” is far behind me now). Then, I noticed one day while browsing that the price of the digital edition had dropped a bit so I grabbed a copy only to find out a few days later it had made the Amazon Editors’ list of books to read in a lifetime.
On re-reading this, I was struck yet again by how profoundly haunting Jonas’ story and world are as one visits the pages. The story is a bit hard to talk about without spoilers. It revolves around a boy named Jonas that lives in a supposed perfect, “Utopian” society. When Jonas is selected to be the keeper of the communities’ memories (although that is a bit simplistic a description for his newly assigned role), he finds out that things aren’t what they appear to be at all. It comes down to making a choice of doing the easy wrong thing or the very hard right thing–to save a little boy’s life. Even though it means nothing will ever be the same for Jonas, his young charge (Gabe), or his community, Jonas must choose a course of action.
What an awesome and thought-provoking book. This book really makes you think about the language that you use and if you’re using it because it’s the normal verbiage that others use or if you’re using it because it’s the proper language. The author of the book called it “precision of language”. This book made me look at the way we use the word love, completely different. Now I understand why some people just don’t get it because we use the word love in regards to the emotion that we feel but not necessarily the textbook definition of the word. This book is so short but will make you question so many things. While reading this book I asked some of my friends would you want to live in a world where life is orderly, predictable and painless? No one really had an answer and I don’t think I have an answer either because I realize that if you live in a world like that you have to give up so many freedoms just like they did in the book….nothing is really left for you to decide because its decided for you. Overall this was great book however I wasn’t too fond of the ending. It was brilliant on the authors part to leave you to determine what you think happens in the end but as the reader it is frustrating because sometimes you want to read and know what happened to the characters without having to speculate.
There are so many reviews of this book, I don’t know that anyone will read this.
The book – I don’t know, I really wanted to like this book. And the story is solid and the world Lowry creates is pretty rich and detailed without getting bogged down in minutia. Mainly because the world doesn’t have a lot of that. My trouble came in the final act of the book, not so much in the “controversial ending” that has become one of those “you just don’t get it” debatable non-finishes that’s neither a cliffhanger or a resolution but more of a throwing your hands up and saying here’s a choose your own adventure MadLibs.
Apparently people had to read this in school and it’s one of the most restricted books in schools which I find widely strange on both counts. As a teaching text for YA readers, I think it brings up some interesting issues and philosophical questions probably not breached in a lot of middle school English literature in this way. It’s a challenging book for a kid to understand sometimes. As an adult, it was pretty easy to see through the foreshadowing as where this whole thing was headed, but I enjoyed the ride.
I bought this book after hearing about the movie and realizing I hadn’t read it. The book is painfully short in my opinion, it definitely made me want some more to chew on as far as the world and the characters and the changes they go through, but I’m sure that’s by design for the intended audience.
It also must be the manual for all these YA dystopian future books coming out, so you might as well read the source material. I saw a lot of Hunger Games in this…