As Jonas lives his normal everyday life, doing everyday things, he doesn't expect to find that there is more to the world than what he sees in front of him. But when he is picked to be The Reciever, everything changes...
Living in a world without colour, without music, withhout change, Jonas had assumed that that was life, but when he was given the first memory from the reciever, he realised what was missing.
Soon, a baby boy called Gabriel is moved into his home, but then becomes too weak to stay. He is released, what his father says means 'moved elsewhere'. But then Jonas discovers the truth... with the help of the Giver.
I would rate this book eight to nine out of ten, as it is a heart warming story, but the final chapter is a little bit confusing. I enjoyed The Giver thoroughly.
I would recommend this book to children of the ages 12 to 16, as it is a book for older readers. This is because there are one or two lightly problematic parts in the book, but these parts are not too troubling, it is just that they might trouble younger children, mostly those of the age eight and under.
Thank-you for reading another of my book reviews for the MS Readathon. I hope you enjoyed it!