There is no hunger. There is no war. There is no fear. And there is no freedom. Everything is under control, and every child is watched and then assigned their role in the community when they are 12-years-old. However, when Jonas turns 12, he is selected to become the next Receiver, a mysterious title that no one understands. He will receive his training from the Giver, a man that lives isolated from the community. From the Giver, Jonas will receive memories of pain, hunger, fear and true pleasure. As Jonas receives his training, he must decide whether it is better to leave things as they are or to be free.
At the age of twelve, Jonas, a young boy from a seemingly utopian, futuristic world, is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and pain of life. Teacher's Guide available. An ALA Notable Book for Children & Newbery Medal Winner. Reissue.