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The Giver BSY137

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In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy. With echoes of Brave New World, in this 1994 Newbery Medal winner, Lowry examines the idea that people might freely choose to give up their humanity in order to create a more stable society. Gradually Jonas learns just how costly this ordered and pain-free society can be, and boldly decides he cannot pay the price. Ages 9 and up. Please review the table of content.

故事发生在一个乌托邦世界,在这里,人们一生所要做的事情早在一开始就被确定好了:孩子出生后会被送到指定的家庭,由指定的父母抚养长大;成年后,被指派从事特定的工作。这个世界看上去很完美,没有饥饿,没有离婚,没有失业,没有社会不公,没有战争,甚至没有痛苦的感觉,但也没有选择。所有人都在统一的模式里生活,除了乔纳思。
在晋升十二岁的典礼上,乔纳思被选定承担一项对社区意义重大的工作。他需要跟随神秘的、自称“记忆传授人”的老人接受训练。在受训过程中,乔纳思逐渐发现,支撑这个完美社会的不过是谎言,甚至危及到了他所爱之人的生命,于是他决定要改变一切。等待在乔纳思前方的究竟会是什么?乔纳思最终会走向何方?

By Lois Lowry, Paperback, Simplified Chinese Character, 183 pages or Traditional Chinese Character, 260 pages, 8.25"x5.75"
 
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