|aGiven his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his communityand discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Jonas 的世界是完美無缺的, 所有的事也都在掌控之中, 他的世界?有傷痛?有害怕；然而, 當Jonas12歲時, 他被挑中去接受一場特別的試煉, 他被迫必須開始要接受生命中的一些殘缺, 此刻的Jonas不能回頭, 而他是否有做好萬全的心理準備去面對這一切呢？本書獲選為1994年 Newbery金牌獎。 Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now it's time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.