What's the Difference between The Giver the Book and The Giver the Movie?

Science Fiction

The Giver

60%
Released: 1993
Author: Lois Lowry

The Giver

40%
Released: 2014
Director: Phillip Noyce
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In the Book In the Movie
Jonas
Jonas
Portrayed by: Brenton Thwaites
Rosemary
Rosemary
Portrayed by: Taylor Swift
Fiona
Fiona
Portrayed by: Odeya Rush
The Giver
The Giver
Portrayed by: Jeff Bridges
Chief Elder
Chief Elder
Portrayed by: Meryl Streep
Jonas's mum
Jonas's mum
Portrayed by: Katie Holmes
Asher
Asher
Portrayed by: Cameron Monaghan
Jonas's dad
Jonas's dad
Portrayed by: Alexander Skarsgård
Lily
Lily
Portrayed by: Emma Tremblay
Gaberial
Gaberial
Johnny
Johnny
Portrayed by: Kory Catoe
BJ Hannah
BJ Hannah
Portrayed by: Providence Hildreth
The Giver Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Jonas is 12 years old. He is 16 and played by a 25 year old actor.
   Jonas feels stirrings inside for his classmate Fiona, but nothing more. There is a full love story between the two.
   After Jonas is selected as The Receiver he is mostly left alone by the Chief Elder. She is constantly meddling with Jonas and The Giver and always suspicious.
   Asher, Jonas' best friend is given the job of recreation director. He becomes a pilot.
   Fiona's job is to take care of the elderly. She takes care of newborns.
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