Young adult novel

The Giver by Lois Lowry is classified as a young adult novel. A young adult novel is written for young people. The main character is himself or herself a youth and thus offers a potential for the readers to identify with him or her. Young adult novels deal with topics that concern teenagers. The language is often and easy to understand.

Lois Lowry wanted to reach teenagers with her novel, The Giver. While she does not use teen slang , she writes in a simple and easy to understand style. The narrative has a teenage target audience. The main character, Jonas, and his friends are young people themselves.

The themes Lowry addresses are typical themes of a young adult novel and revolve around human interaction: Family, friendship, true feelings, self-determinatio...

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