Giver

by Lowry, Lois

Jonas, a young man governed by the control of tyrannical society is selected to be the next Receiver of Memory. In a world where everything is grayscale, he begins to receive memories of the past from the current Receiver. As Jonas begins to experience memories of love, pain, and color, he realizes that the society he lives in is far from perfect. With the help of the Giver, Jonas sets out to challenge the status quo and bring change to his community. The novel explores themes of individuality, freedom, and the importance of memories, emphasizing the dangers of a society that values conformity over individuality and the consequences of erasing the past.

First Edition Identification

Houghton Mifflin Company published a First Edition, First Printing hardcover in 1993, Boston. 

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Easton Press published a First Edition, Limited-Collectors leather bound hardcover in 1993, Connecticut.

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On Jan 14, 2015, Anonymous said
Excellent story of a dystopian world. Very well written with a young character easily associated with teens today.
On Oct 7, 2014, a reader said
This was a classic long before it became a movie about the hidden problems of creating a utopian society.

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Sl. edge wear to covers, pages sl sunning. Jonas lives in a perfect world where every role is assigned. At 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver holds all of the memories of pain and pleasure of life. But in a world of soulless choice and logic, how can you live with feelings?
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