Somewhere in the not too distant future, there is a society ruled by sameness. There is no rich or poor, no racism or prejudice, no inequality of any kind. The people grow up without feelings, physical sensations and color; hot and cold, pain and relief, red and green are words with no meaning. There is no music to sing and dance to, no animals to keep as pets, no rain or sunshine to show the changing seasons. The freedom to choose is unheard of. But despite the endless sameness, there is one person who holds the memories of the past-the Receiver of Memory. Jonas is assigned this most honored job. The Giver, a very old man who was once the Receiver of Memory, passes all the memories of the past onto Jonas. Jonas must learn physical pain, as well as haunting emotions—fear, anger, and loneliness. Jonas soon realizes that a life without choice, feelings and pain is wrong. But how can he make a difference when only he and the Giver know what they’re missing?
Very Good Book