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The Giver
 

The Giver (Paperback, New edition)

By Lowry, Lois

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It's a perfect world, where everything looks right. But ugly truths lie beneath the surface! It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in The Community wants for anything. Everyone is provided for. Each Family Unit is entitled to one female and male child. Eac...h member of The Community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders, and they never make a mistake. Jonas, a sensitive twelve-year-old boy, had never thought there was anything wrong with his Community, until one day. From the moment Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memory at The Ceremony, his life is never the same. Jonas discovers that The Community is not as perfect as it seems. Although they appear to have everything, they are missing something of great importance. It is up to Jonas, with the help of the Giver, to find what long ago had been lost. And so Jonas embarks on an adventure to save the world as he knows it. Simply and beautifully written, The Giver is sure to touch the heart of every reader. Lois Lowry deals with issues of everyday life that are so often taken for granted.Through the noble character of Jonas, she presents a glimpse of what could be the future. As the tension in the novel mounts, so does the number of questions that Lowry confronts the reader with. The Giver is a book of courage and adventure, and most importantly, one of deep thought. Once readers make contact with Lowry's treasure, they may never see things exactly quite the same. Lowry presents a forceful novel that demands to be heard and philosophically dealt with.
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ISBN 9780007263516
Released AU 1 Jul 2008
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780007263516
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Released 1 Jul 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
Series Essential Modern Classics
Category Science Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 813.54
Weight 160g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Memory - Juvenile fiction, Dystopias - Juvenile fiction, Control Psychology - Juvenile fiction, Social control - Juvenile fiction, Ethics - Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary & secondary/elementary & high school

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