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The giver
Lois Lowry
Children's Fiction LOWRY

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Summary: Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

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main characters Jonas
Age: 12
Lives in a world with no poverty, crime, unemployment, or sickness; mother works for the Department of Justice; father takes care of newborns; has a younger sister; discusses his dreams with his family; assigned his life job of being the Receiver of Memories; receives the emotions and memories of all the people in the community that they gave up to retain the illusion of social order; realizes that his community gave up their freedom and their ability to remember the past in order to have their perfect world.

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