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. Each 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 ...

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Steve S

May 29, 2014

Couldn't put it down

I read THE GIVER, part one, and couldn't put the book down!! I followed this with the other 3 books of The Giver series and highly recommend the book(s) to all readers. I understand the movie is coming out in the summer of 2014. READ THE BOOK FIRST & enjoy the movie later.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Jennifer N

Aug 23, 2012

Fantastic story

When I first got the book in the mail I laughed and how small it was, It's definatly one you can finish in a day if you have the time. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. It's a great story. I felt the ending was left as a "you decide what happens ending" and I like that. Very well written.

Susan S

Jan 7, 2012

a different kind of book...

It was suggested to me to read this book by a young adult man. He said that it changed his perception of how life works. I enjoyed it as it is a different sort of book that reminds one of what might be or might have been. Almost like a fantasy read..but more believable. It is one of those books whose story pops into my head weeks later..so I would say that indicates a good book. The story helps to validate emotions, love and relationships, also the value of life. I am an older woman so I think many ages would value this story.

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Aug 18, 2011

the book came in perfect conditions and the delivery was fast

scuther

Feb 18, 2011

Outstanding and Riveting

Read this for the first time with students in sixth grade...we could not stop reading it...the students hurried with their assignment to get to the reading time.
Its a wonderful read and great new consept from a writer...we could not imagine the ending.

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