By Lois Lowry
This unforgettable story will be transformed into a major motion picture in theaters on August 15th, 2014, starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgård, and Brenton Thwaites. The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, is one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelveyear- 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.