Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry
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Lowry, Lois. The Giver. New York: Random House, 1993.


ALA Best Book for Young Adults
ALA Notable Book for Children
A Booklist Editors’ Choice
A Boston Glove-Horn Book Honor Book
Newbery Medal, 1994
William Allen White Award, 1996.
Winner of the Regina Medal

Annotation: Young Jonas is eleven and eagerly looking forward to The Ceremony of Twelve's. On this sacred day, he will be assigned his future role in the community and begin his career training. Then Jonas' education truly begins as he sees the world he grew up in through an entirely new set of eyes.

Book Talk:

Imagine living in perfection.

In the future, scientific advancement will be so streamlined that one will never have to feel pain or hunger. The wise elders will be there to make  life effortlessly...pleasant. They will analyze aptitudes to predict the perfect job. They will consideration temperaments to select the perfect spouse. Children, 1 boy and 1 girl per family unit, will be applied for and women will not be burdened with carrying them. Suitable young mothers, chosen carefully by the elders, will supply new offspring each year. Life will be a utopia, as your embrace this streamlined world of "sameness"

But what becomes of those who are different?

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