A dystopian world in the vein of 1984 and Brave New World, but for a younger public.
What is The Giver Quartet about?
Written by American writer Lois Lowry, The Giver Quartet is a young adult series consisting of four novels. The story takes place in what appears to be a utopian society but is really a dystopia.
Pain or suffering have been eradicated from this world, there are no worries any more as the philosophy “Sameness”, which eliminate wants or needs from human existence, has been installed and has strived.
The Giver is the alias of the Receiver of Memory, a man who has to bear the memories of the past the community turned away from. Described as an aging Elder, he is one of the most important figures in this society, due to his responsibilities, but holds almost no power.
When the story begins, the young Jonas has been chosen to be the new Receiver of Memory, and he discovers that his community is deprived of color, music, and more.
Today, The Giver — the first book in the series — is often considered a modern classic. It won the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold more than 10 million copies. It also has been adapted into a movie starring Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites and has inspired a musical and an opera.
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