Official Trailer for Lois Lowry's ‘The Giver’

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Official Trailer for Lois Lowry's ‘The Giver’

Long before Suzanne Collins penned The Hunger Games, or Veronica Roth wrote Divergent, Lois Lowry brought us dystopian young adult literature with Newbery Award-winning The Giver. Set in what at first appears to be a utopian society where there is no pain or suffering, the novel tells the story of twelve-year-old Jonas as he is set to inherit the position of “Receiver of Memory.” Mentored by "The Giver,” Jonas inherits not only knowledge, but also all the pains and pleasures of life itself.

A film adaptation of The Giver has been announced, set to release in August 2014. The film isn’t lacking in star power, with big names like Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, and Katie Holmes attached to the project. Newcomer Brenton Thwaites will star as Jonas in the film, with Lowry herself acting as a co-screenwriter.

Check out the first look at the film here with the recently released trailer.

With the recent success of The Hunger Games and Divergent in theaters, dystopian societies are having a big moment in film and books. The time is right for this long awaited film adaptation to finally hit the big screen.

Image of The Giver (Giver Quartet)
Author: Lois Lowry
Price: $13.45
Publisher: Laurel-Leaf (2002)
Binding: Mass Market Paperback, 179 pages
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Riki has a long-standing love affair with all things books and writing. She indulged her love for all things literary with a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University and is currently studying at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Although she is well past her own teen years, Riki’s reading passion lies with Young Adult literature where she devours books that handle the “firsts” in life. When not reading and writing she can be found yelling at the television while watching sports.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal March 25, 2014 - 6:41am

That book's ending, or lack thereof, still upsets me sometimes.