Son by Lois Lowry And with this, I have completed The Giver quartet. I was very nervous going in to this experience. The Giver was such an important part of my life as a reader. I was scared that I would be disappointed... but I should've had more faith in Lois Lowry. She GAVE me the gift of literature... something that makes me the person I am. I should've known she would never let me down. Son was a beautiful, full circle ending to the quartet that paid perfect tribute
Messenger by Lois Lowry Continuing on The Giver Quartet binge I have going lately, I just read the third book in the series, Messenger. I love how Lowry turned to the young boy from Gathering Blue, Matty, to continue telling her tale about the various communities and how they differ and interact with each other. Matty is a little older and a little wiser, and is starting to realize that he's more than the dirty, scruffy boy with bad grammar his old community abused and negl
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry Most of you are well acquainted with my pure and beautiful love of The Giver by Lois Lowry. It was the book that showed me how reading could change your life. I sat in a 7th grade classroom as my teacher's assistant read to us Jonas' tale of discovering the reality of his world... and nothing would ever be the same. Therefore, you can imagine how hesitant I was to read the rest of Lowry's The Giver quartet. The Giver, to me, was a perfect memor
The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry There is something so intriguing and hopeful in how Lois Lowry writes children as intelligent, sentient beings. She gives them credit for understanding the subtleties and difficulties of life, whereas to many authors tend to shield children from the more harsh realities of life. Even in this story, the main characters parents don't realize just how much their daughter understands. And the beautiful part is that it does not scar the character.
So, last night I chose to break out of my book hermit ways and attended a discussion at a beautiful independent book store local to me (Byrd's Books in Bethel, CT if you want to make a trip). They were holding a conversation on The Giver in anticipation of the release of the film adaptation (August 15th!) and, as you know, I'm a big ole sucker for Jonas et al. I grabbed a good friend, a big cup of coffee and jumped out of my comfort zone.
And I'm so glad I did. It was a
Reflecting on 20 Years of The Giver The very last line in Lois Lowry's article on Huffington Post about the movie adaptation of her beloved bookThe Giver sums up the way we need to think about this latest phenomenon. The Giver changed how I thought about reading and it's use in changing my perspective on the world around me. So although it's scary to see something that is such a part of you be put on the big screen (and hope to God they didn't slaughter it), in the end... t
As I've mentioned before, The Giver by Lois Lowry is one of my favorite books. A distinction that is hard-won seeing as I feel it's like picking your favorite child. Because of that, I am so excited about this! #thegiver #loislowry
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If you know me, you know that books about dystopian societies are totally my jam. It began with a grade school reading of The Giver and continued on to The Handmaid's Tale, 1984, Brave New World (from which my precious Aldeux was given his name) and more recently The Hunger Games. Today, we celebrate the life of an author who gifted us with one of the most seminal pieces of dystopian fiction... Fahrenheit 451. This book is especially important to book lovers the world ove