Book Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

I read Lois Lowry’s classic fantasy, The Giver, as an adult. In a Matched- or Hunger Games-like dystopian future, a boy’s destiny is chosen for him. He must become something of a memory keeper for his literally colorless society. As he awakens to the history of humanity, which he has never known, he discovers something else: the evil and … Continue reading Book Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Book Review: Dear America: Like the Willow Tree, The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce (Portland, Maine 1918) by Lois Lowry

Lydia begins her first entry sounding like a rather spoiled young woman. But very soon after, she and her brother lose everything when their parents and baby sister die from the Influenza. Their aunt and uncle, who are burdened with too many children, send Lydia and her brother to live in the Shaker community at … Continue reading Book Review: Dear America: Like the Willow Tree, The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce (Portland, Maine 1918) by Lois Lowry