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The Giver

In 1993, Lois Lowry released her now famous Newbery Medal winning novel, “The Giver.” It earned its way on to many middle-school readings lists and sold millions of copies and now twenty-one years later, has been adapted for the big screen. The story about the power of individuality and the relationship between pleasure and pain will be directed by Phillip Noyce. 

Brenton Thwaites in The Giver

Brenton Thwaites in The Giver

After the Ruin, the Community seems to be perfect as there is no war and no pain. However, when young Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is chosen to become the Receiver of Memories, The Giver (Jeff Bridges) must show Jonas the history and the past of the world through memory. As Jonas sees what emotions, feelings, and simple joys the world used to offer, he begins to question if the Community is really the “perfect world.”