Los Angeles Times

“The Giver”


Lois Lowry

Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a futuristic world in which everything and everyone are the same. He is trained for a new job assignment, the Receiver of Memory. This assignment is an honor, but it also has a lot of pain and stress. He has many advantages, like being able to see color and being able to lie.

After Jonas finds out about what some things mean, he starts to change and decides to run away — even though running away is illegal. He rides away on his bike. Does he get caught? Is he able to survive?

Reviewed by Avery, 11 Clara J. King Elementary Cypress

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