In a new forward written for the latest edition of The Giver, Lois Lowry reflects on how things have changed since she wrote novel 20 years ago, and discusses the journey of adapting the book into a film. “The important thing is that a film doesn’t obliterate a book. The movie is here now. But the book hasn’t gone away. It has simply grown up, grown larger, and begun to glisten in a new way.”
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THE GIVER tells the story of Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Once given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas begins to unveil the realities of the world he actually lives in. Based on the beloved young adult novel by Lois Lowry, the film hits theaters everywhere August 15th.
THE GIVER stars Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, and Taylor Swift.