Summary: Jonas lives in a world unlike ours. People in his community are shielded from decision-making, from memories, from emotions--from anything that could cause them pain. Everything in the community is planned, neat, and orderly.
As he turns twelve years old, Jonas--like all other Twelves--learns his assigned role in the community. He is singled out for a task that will change his life forever. Jonas is assigned to work with The Giver, who alone in the community i ...show mores responsible for retaining memories. As Jonas learns from The Giver, he discovers the truth about his community and about himself. This complete study edition of The Giver contains information about the author and about literary technique as well as questions, writing ideas, projects, and a glossary. Related readings are included to give you new perspectives. ...show less