|Name: Christopher Jimenez||Media Format: Audiobook|
|Title: The Giver||Genre: Utopia, Dystopia, Challenged Book|
|Author: Lois Lowry||Selection Source: 1994 Newbery Medal|
|Publisher: Houghton Mifflin||Recommended Audience Age:|
|Reading Recommendation: 5 out of 5|
|Curriculum Connections: History, Ethics, Civics|
The community is shocked to hear that Jonas was given the job of "Receiver of Memory." It is a position of high esteem and prestige. As a result, he is allowed to break most of the rules of his community. The old receiver trains Jonas by giving him the memories of the whole world (thus, becoming "The Giver") both pleasurable and painful. As a result of his enlightenment, Jonas begins to view the Utopian existence in a different light as he sees the true colors of his society.
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