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The Giver: The Giver

This LibGuide will assist students in the study of the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry.

The Giver

Jonas lives safely within the community, a place where there is no war, no hunger and no pain. But when he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, he starts to discover dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of his perfect world. Secrets that will lead him to undertake an incredible journey...

The novel, The Giver, by Lois Lowry can be found in the Resource Centre in the Dystopian Fiction collection at LOWR.

The Giver has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, has won the Newbery Medal and has been made into a successful film.It is the first novel of The Giver Quartet series. It has been attributed to being among the first dystopian novels! 


The Giver : Movie Trailer



There have been numerous reviews written on the novel, The Giver.

Read the various reviews to find out what other readers think of this novel.

The Guardian


Publisher's Weekly

The New York Times Magazine


The Giver Book Covers

The Giver

The Giver has been published across the world over the years with many different covers.

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A special gift edition.

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The Receiver of Memory

Box set of The Giver Quartet - The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger and Son.

The Arabic edition

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Read these interviews with Lois Lowry about what inspired her to write the award winning novel, The Giver, the first novel of The Giver Quartet series.





Interview with Lois Lowry