Publication Date: 1993
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 760L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level Y
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8
Major Awards: 1994 Newbery Winner
Number of Pages: 240 pages
Approximate Word Count: 42,195 words -- The average reader will spend 2 hours and 48 minutes reading The Giver at 250 words per minute.*
Audible Book Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Book Themes: Memory, Being an Individual, Rules and Order, Choices, Isolation, Old Age
Genre: Dystopian Literature, Science Fiction
Setting: An Isolated Community Sometime in the Future
The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.
First Line: It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.
Point of View: Third Person (Limited Omniscient) from Jonas's Perspective
* This is an estimate from readinglength.com.