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The Giver

Written by Lois LowryAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Lois Lowry
Read by Ron RifkinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ron Rifkin
| Listening Library (Audio) | Unabridged Audiobook Download | July 2000 | $14.98 | 978-0-553-75137-6 (0-553-75137-9)
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Lois Lowry’s The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

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.


REVIEWS

"A powerful and provacative novel.”
-- The New York Times


From the Paperback edition.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lois Lowry is a two-time recipient of the Newbery Medal. She lives in Massachusetts.


From the Paperback edition.