Here’s What Happens in the Other Three Giver BooksSo you were in fourth or fifth grade when you had to read The Giver — that book with a gnarly, bearded old guy and a bright-gold medal slapped on the cover. It looked important. For a kid, it was deep. But what happens at the end of the book? Obvious spoilers below. Gathering Blue What happens? Of the quartet, this book bears the least relation to The Giver.
The Giver Quartet is a series of four books about a dystopian world by Lois Lowry. Each book has a different protagonist, but is set in the same futuristic era. The Giver is a American children's novel generally young adult or older set in a society that is at first presented as a utopian society but gradually appears more and more dystopian. The novel follows a boy, Jonas, through the twelfth and thirteenth years of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to "Sameness," a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of Receiver of Memory, the person who stores all the past memories of the time before Sameness in case the memories that others lack are ever needed to aid decisions. Jonas learns the truth about his Utopian society and struggles with its weight.
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