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The Giver

It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders.

Twelve-year old Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems. It is only with the help of the Giver, that Jonas can find what has been lost. And it is only through his personal courage that Jonas finds the strength to do what is right…

The Giver is the award-winning classic of bravery and adventure that has inspired countless dystopian writers as the forerunner of this genre.

Class reader: The Giver

The Giver

The Giver

by  Lois Lowry


  • Recommended class reader for grades 7 – 9
  • English Home Language & First Additional Language
  • ISBN: 9780007578498

The Giver is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.


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Review of The Giver by Lois Lowry


The Giver by Lois Lowry is a young adult novel that tells the story of Jonas, a young boy living in a seemingly perfect society where there is no pain, no war, and no poverty, but at a cost of individuality, freedom and feelings. Jonas is chosen to be the next Receiver of Memory, a position of great honor and responsibility. He begins to learn the truth about his society, including the dark secrets it has been hiding.

One of the strengths of the book is its ability to convey important themes in a way that is both thought-provoking and accessible to young readers. The book deals with themes of individuality, freedom, and the importance of memories and emotions. Lowry does an excellent job of exploring these themes in a way that is easy for young readers to understand and relate to.

The book also deals with the theme of dystopia, which is a popular topic among young adults. It presents a world that is seemingly perfect but is hiding a dark secret, and it explores the consequences of such a society. It’s a great way to introduce young readers to the concept of dystopia and the importance of individuality and freedom.

The characters in the book are well-developed, relatable and easy for children to understand. Jonas, the protagonist, is a likable and relatable character who is trying to navigate the challenges of living in a society where everything is controlled and planned. The reader can’t help but feel for him as he begins to realize the dark secrets of his society.

Overall, The Giver is a well-written and thought-provoking book that is suitable for young adult readers. It is a great way to introduce young readers to important themes such as individuality, freedom, and the importance of memories and emotions. The book is full of suspense and action, making it a great choice for children who love a good mystery. The story is full of twists and turns, and the reader will never know what to expect next. It is a great book for classroom discussion and for young readers who are looking for a thought-provoking read.


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