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“A powerful and provocative novel”—The New York Times
“Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel.”—Kirkus, starred review
“Lowry is once again in top form raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts.”— Booklist, starred review
“The theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented.”— The Horn Book Magazine, starred review
Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER. Her first novel, A SUMMER TO DIE, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com.
Liked reading this so much I went out and bought the quartet after I finished this one. This book really makes you think... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Other reviews have said so much that there seems little to add. A haunting distopia.
But one question I would ask is this: Is it some kind of rule that writers of... Read more
Really enjoyed this book. Lowery draws you in with enough detail and story and then leaves you wanting more. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by D. Mongin
This was a great story. I couldn't put it down. So I have to give it 5 stars. But be warned...you are going to get reeeeeally into this book...and then...it just ends. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by RLane
ougstanding wonderfull jaw dropper loved it perfect nice clofhanger great story i liked it lotts so good and outstanding you wil stsy up reading it all nightPublished 1 day ago by Amy Clark
I've always heard of this book, but never read it. Now I have and it was interesting to believe you had no choices or feelings of any sort ever. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Veronica Swimmer