Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
I remember reading this book as a kid and enjoying it, but I feel reading it now as an adult I understand it better and get the full effect of the story. We always imagine a world where everything is perfect, but if we had the choice would we take it, if it meant we had no passion for things, that we simply existed? I’m not sure I would. The book is done from Jonas’s point of view, but I think the my character in this story is The Giver and I wish we had gotten to know him a little better, that Jonas had gotten to know him better. I no the ending of the book is extremely controversial, but without having the read the 3 other books in the series I’m with holding judgement. In the post I do for the last book in the series I will tell you how I think the book ended and if I was right, unless of course the series never mentions Jonas again, then I will simply tell you how I believe The Giver ended. Really though, you just need to read the book for yourself and come to your own opinions.