‘The Giver’, by Lois Lowry

Ciervo Blanco Book Club organizes a book discussion in English about the novel ‘The Giver’ by Lois Lowry

This is a free book discussion in English. The only requirement is to have read the book!

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Published in 1993, ‘The Giver’ is considered a young adult dystopian novel. The story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.

‘The Giver’ won the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. In Australia, Canada, and the United States, it is on many middle school reading lists, but it is also frequently challenged and it ranked number 11 on the American Library Association list of the most challenged books of the 1990s.

We will talk about ‘The Giver’, the first book of the series ‘The Giver Quartet’ (you don’t need to read the other parts if you don’t want to).

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Lois Lowry was born in 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a child, she had a bigf appetite for reading and knew she wanted to be a writer at an early age. She attended Brown University in Rhode Island from 1954 to 1956, at which time she quit to get marry. After starting a family, Lowry eventually received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Southern Maine in 1972 and completed some post-graduate work.

Lowry began her career as a freelance journalist and soon turned to writing books. A Summer to Die (1977), her first juvenile novel, won the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. She is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award.

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Book discussion: ‘The Giver’ by Lois Lowry

When: Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at 18:00 (6pm, Madrid local time)

Where: Zoom, online. ID: 727-737-7475

We’ll use the software Zoom to meet. Please use the following ID to access: 727-737-7475 or click on https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7277377475
Password, if any, will be “cb”.

Language: English (we’ll debate in English)

Organizer: Andrea M

Contact: +34 668853320

Mandatory: Read the book

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