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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.
This is what I like to call a what if read. The book is an easy read as it gently rolls through Jonah's growth into a "twelve" where he receives his life long assignment... Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Beth Cutwright
Can't wait to read the rest of the series. I want to share the journey to its end!Published 2 days ago by Barbara P.
I loved the book more than the movie.It had way more detail than the movie. I should have expected it because it has been like that for every book I read that has been mad into a... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Rufina1977
Liked the story, but part 1 of 4. So short, would rather they put them all together!Published 2 days ago by Janet