The Giver Quartet is a book about a dystopian world by Lois Lowry. The quartet consists of The . The Anastasia Series (). The Gooney Bird Series. Giver Quartret (4 book series) Kindle Edition Gathering Blue (Giver Quartet, Book 2). 2 .. Even so, Ms. Lowry does a great job closing out the series with " Son. The Giver (The Giver, #1), Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son, The Worlds of Lois Book 1. The Giver. by Lois Lowry. · 1,, Ratings · 60, Reviews.

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Find the complete The Giver book series by Lois Lowry. Great deals on one book or all books in the series. Free US shipping on orders over $ Aug 15, Vulture read the rest of the series to give you the lowdown and to find out Of the quartet, this book bears the least relation to The Giver. The Giver was originally published in and launched a series about a All four novels in the quartet, which concluded with Son in , have strong.

This lesson summarizes the plots of the four books and talks about the main themes within these novels. It is a dystopian science fiction series for young adults. Unlike other book series, the books are very loosely connected, and do not have the same character as the main character in each book. Summary of The Giver Jonas is the main character of this novel. He is a twelve-year-old boy who lives in a society that is very strongly regulated by the government and with few individual liberties. At Jonas's sorting ceremony to decide his profession, he gets told he will be the receiver, someone who is wise and collects memories, serving as a repository of sorts for these memories. Jonas goes to regular meetings with the Giver, an old man who was the old receiver for the society. Jonas learns about pain, suffering, and sacrifice through these meetings with the Giver; these are feelings that other people in the society have never felt before. But Jonas also start to learn about the evil parts of his society: that old people are killed when they reach a certain age and that babies who are not adjusting normally or have problems are also killed. Jonas decides he cannot stay in a society like that. He takes with him a baby who he got attached to, Gabriel, who was going to be killed because he was not sleeping properly. She has a deformed leg and in Kira's society, people with disabilities are left in the field to die.

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.

The Community lacks any color, memory, climate, and terrain; that Sameness emphasizes the utopian qualities of the Community. The Giver won the Newbery Medal and has sold more than 10 million copies. In Australia, Canada, and the United States, it is a part of many middle school reading lists, but it is also on many challenging book lists and appeared on the American Library Association 's list of most challenged books of the s.

The novel forms a loose quartet with three other books set in the same future era: Gathering Blue , Messenger , and Son Gathering Blue is a children's dystopian novella.

It is set in the same future time period and treats some of the same themes. The central character, Kira, who has a deformed leg, is orphaned and must learn to survive in a society that normally leaves the weak or disabled exposed to die in the fields. Kira's father was apparently mauled by the Beasts at the Field. Kira's mother had died recently from an illness.

Since she is an orphan, Kira needs a reason for the Council of Edifice to keep her in the village, rather than send her to the Field, which is certain death at the hands of The Beast.

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Kira's mother used to do embroidery for the Council and taught Kira some of her talents. Kira's gift for embroidery convinces the Council to keep her around to mend and update a beautiful robe, which shows the history of their society. In the course of the book, she begins to learn the art of dyeing thread different colors from except for blue, which nobody in her community knows how to make.

Probably not? Messenger What happens? Matty from Gathering Blue is the protagonist of Messenger, which takes place six years later. The Village decides to close its border, and Seer asks Matty, who has rare healing powers, to bring Kira home before that happens. She agrees to come this time, but the forest surrounding the Village has become perilous, and they can barely make the journey home.

The local museum also houses the red sled that he came in on. In terms of thematic elements, the third book tackles how greed, consumerism, and selfishness ruin an otherwise well-functioning society. Son What happens? The longest book of the quartet is split into three parts. The book begins in the same time period as The Giver, and it follows Claire, who is Birthmother of Gabriel the baby that Jonas saves.

Her memory gets fuzzy after Jonas takes off with the baby, and she finds herself shipwrecked and taken in by seafaring villagers.

All Formats Kindle Edition. Kindle Edition. From Book 1: Items included: download now with 1-Click By clicking on above button, you agree to the Kindle Store Terms of Use , and your order will be completed. Deliver to your Kindle or other device. Hide downloadd books. The Giver Giver Quartet, Book 1.

Gathering Blue Giver Quartet, Book 2. Messenger Giver Quartet, Book 3. Strange changes are taking place in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to new strangers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders.

But Forest has become hostile to Matty as well, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand. This ebook includes a sample chapter of SON.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Hardcover Verified download. Bought for kiddos to use for monthly school book reports. These stories cover children coming of age in so cities that are restrictive and delusional. Interesting story lines and decently written for the current expectations now considers acceptable. Parents should be aware that there are some issues dealing with intimate attraction and starting the process of physical maturation in adolescents.

Also, be aware that there are exterminations of members that are not congruent within the societies including infants. I wouldn't recommend this be read by children younger than For the price I was expecting a soft cover set of books. However, they are all extremely nice and hardcover bound, good color, and shrink wrapped in plastic. I was glad I could get the entire set in hard cover for such a great price!

Many people have been bored to tears by it, apparently, but to an embroiderer such as myself, I adore it. Love a good map. Also, the books, while connected and deeply entwined with one another, can also be read as standalone novels.

Though they are better together. So will you.

The Disappointing End of Lois Lowry's 'Giver' Series

But you will find that is not the same as power. Dystopian teen fiction is pretty hot right now, with blockbusters like "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent. The four books are loosely tied together -- the first and last most tightly -- and mingle fantasy and science fiction, with haunting prose and some very strong characters, as well as a message of compassion and acceptance.

In "The Giver," Jonas lives in a rigid, joyless community where people use emotion-deprivation pills and adhere to insanely strict rules -- they have no conflict, poverty or discrimination When Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memories, he is suddenly flooded with feelings and memories of both the good and the bad from humanity's distant past. And as he comes to realize what his people have lost in their quest to be the same, Jonas begins yearning for the world he knows must exist outside the Community.

But his quest becomes a more personal one when he discovers another price for the Community's existence: The only one who can change the Community is Gabe.

She is only kept alive because of her skill with embroidery and weaving, so she can make the Singer's robe. As she comes to realize the horrible flaws in her village's way of life, Kira must make an important decision -- stay and try to improve things, or leave for a place that would welcome her? In takes place in Village, a community made up of outcasts, misfits and disabled people, ruled by the kindly Leader.

But the Village is surrounded by Forest, a terrifying and deadly forest that kills those who venture into it -- and though the awkward teen boy Matty has been able to go there, it is now growing darker and twisted.

As the Village begins to close itself off from the outside world, Matty finds that he may be the only one who can save them all. Her desperation to find her son inspires her on a years-long quest to find him -- and a Faustian pact with a terrible figure who only wants suffering. Pretty much all young-adult dystopian fiction owes a debt to the Giver Quartet -- it has young people discovering the cruelty and callousness of their societies, and finding different ways to rebel.

But Lowry doesn't shy away from asking the serious questions in her story, such as lack of respect for life if it's inconvenient or doesn't fit in , kindness, compassion, and the good AND bad roots of what it means to truly live.