Study guides for "The Giver" that break the book down into chapters appear on GradeSaver.com and SparkNotes.com. Because the chapters of "The Giver" are short, both study guides divide chapters into blocks of two or three instead of addressing each chapter individually.
"The Giver" is a young adult novel set in a dystopian future in which children's futures are tightly controlled by a committee of community elders. The main character, Jonas, has the ability to see color, a trait that was bred out of the general population years ago. This makes him well-suited to be the Receiver, an individual who takes on all the painful memories of people in the community.