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1: Projects About The Giver Written By: Payton
2: Summary of the Book
3: The Giver: a book that is not in our world, not really in the future and not really in the past. In this book Jonas: the Receiver of Memories, his family that includes his Mother: a lawyer, his Father: a Nurturer, and his young sister Lily, who is a 7 for most of the book. There are also The Giver who is the old Receiver of Memories. | Throughout the book you will learn about Jonas his life, and his very strange Community. This book will explain the odd things that this Community does; some of these weird things are having to release people such as when there are twins the smaller one must go, and when you get old you must get released as well. They also have December Ceremonies instead of birthdays. | This book has not many locations, but the Community can be a very complex place if you don't read it carefully. You might not under stand why the people there do what they do, but once you get to the end you will probably understand.
4: Memories and Feelings
5: I think that the difference between a memory and feelings is that feelings are like emotions such as love and happiness, but memories are things, such as dreams, that we remember like our first time going on a vacation or your favorite pet. Throughout the book Jonas received many memories. Some of the memories had feelings of pain, and some of them had happy feelings. Such as when he got the memory of sledding he was feeling very happy, but when he got the memory of warfare he was feeling very sad and hurt when he saw the boy, who was severely hurt, on the ground. In our world we don't have just one person keeping all of our memories and feelings like in this story; we all have our own memories to share and feelings that we will sometimes share, but sometimes we choose to keep inside.
6: I think that being released is a lot like putting an animal down, but more harsh because after they put the animal down they will generally bury it, but in The Giver they just throw the person down a garbage shoot. | Being Released
7: The people in the Community don't know what happens when someone gets released, so when it is time for them to get released, or if they choose to get released, they don't know what is about to happen. The only people who know what happens when someone gets released are the Nurturers, Receiver of Memories, 'The Giver' and people who work at The House of Old; other than those people no one knows. I don't find it fair that the people of the Community don't know what happens when someone gets released, but if they did know the would all try to run away like Jonas did, but they would probably not make it if the Community knew that all of those people would try to run away.
8: Pros and Cons of Jonas's World
9: - no crime - no fights - easy lifestyles - no poverty - no discrimination - no feelings - no color | - no decisions - no vehicles - no birthdays - no real families - no color - no feelings - no music | I think that Jonas's world is fairly good depending on what you believe is good. I don't think that I would live in the Community if it were my choice, but if I had to it would be OK. | Pros | Cons | Conclusion
10: Rating of The Giver
11: The Giver: a book that is not in our world, not really in the future and not really in the past. I think that the author of the book did a very good job of explaining the community, the people and the peoples ideas on life. | I think that the ending of the book could have been more descriptive on what happens to Jonas and Gabriel, but instead she left it open to the reader to decide what happens. She may have done this because there are another couple books, but she could have explained it a little better. | I think that I would give this book a 7 out of 10. I would give it this rating because I thought that this book didn't really get very interesting until about half to 3 quarters when Jonas received his selection.