Okay. Now that I've got you hooked. I was maybe-okay completely-lying about the above statement.
While The Giver does not include adrenaline pumping duels with dinosaurs, it is still a great novel. I highly recommend it.
The premise of Lowry's work is the following of a boy who stands out in his utopia of 'Sameness.' This is a boy who receive the memories of what was a happy, loving, often tragic and depressing world before the utopia was created.
Now a regulated machine, the world Jonas knew did not know love. His work with the Giver gave him a gift more special than anything he had ever received before.