A novel by Lois Lowry, an author of novels aimed towards young teenagers. In it, there is an utopian society that distributes jobs according to what a person is qualified for. A large committee decides these things, and just about everything else. The main character is a little kid who has just received the job known as the giver. There is only one in the entire society and the old giver must teach the new giver. The people of this society have no extreme memories, so they don't remember anything painful, sad, or really happy. Only the giver has these memories and he acts as a vault for these memories. The old giver transfers these memories to the main character and in doing so, the little kid starts to see colors (whereas everyone else sees in black and white). I could never be a giver because I am terrible at holding memories(I've already forgotten how this book ends).